CAPSICUM HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in VEGETABLES HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

 

Health  Benefits:

1.  Beneficial to the mucous membranes, eyes and skin

2.  Helps wards off infection

3.  Promotes cardiovascular health, by helping lower blood pressure

4.  Has antioxidant properties that neutralize the free radicals responsible for damaging tissue and cells

5.  Has anti-inflammatory properties

6.  Helps reduce cholesterol and thus, is effective in warding off strokes and heart attacks

7.  Speeds up the metabolism and helps burn more calories

8.  Good for treating colds and fevers

9.  Stimulates stomach secretions and improves digestion

10.              Lowers triglycerides

11.              Has a laxative effect

12.              Triggers the release of endorphins

13.              Good for diabetics

Minerals

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

PERCENTAGE OF RDA

Energy

31 Kcal

1.5%

Carbohydrates

6.03 g

4%

Protein

0.99 g

2%

Total Fat

0.30 g

1%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

2.1 g

5.5%

VITAMINS

Folates

46 µg

12%

Niacin

0.979 mg

6%

Pyridoxine

0.291 mg

22%

Riboflavin

`0.085 mg

6.5%

Thiamin

0.054 mg

4.5%

Vitamin A

3131 IU

101%

Vitamin C

127.7 mg

213%

Vitamin E

1.58 mg

11%

Vitamin K

4.9 µg

4%

ELECTROLYTES

Sodium

4 mg

<1%

Potassium

211 mg

4.5%

MINERALS

Calcium

7 mg

1%

Copper

0.017 mg

2%

Iron

0.43 mg

5%

Magnesium

12 mg

3%

Manganese

0.112 mg

5%

Phosphorus

26 mg

4%

Selenium

0.1 µg

<1%

Zinc

0.25 mg

2%

Phyto-nutrients

Carotene-ß

1624 µg

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Carotene-a

20 µg

--

Cryptoxanthin-ß

 

--

Lutein-zeaxanthin

 

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CAPSICUM RECIPES

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