NUTRITION VALUES OF CAYENNE PEPPER
Red Pepper Nutrition
The red hot chilli peppers are known for its richness in Vitamin A. also; the red pepper contains different minerals and vitamins like manganese, potassium, riboflavin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and B6. However, we consume a very minimal quantity of cayenne pepper in our diet in the form of chilli powder. So, it makes a very negligible contribution to the overall dietary intake of these nutrients.
In many societies, particularly those in China and America have the history of using Cayenne Pepper for medicinal uses. It is added as a potent compound in many medicinal herbs.
In addition to being used in herbs and spices, it is currently gaining popularity for its cleansing and detoxifying properties. It is used for cleansing because it can stimulate the circulation and can efficiently neutralise acidity.
It is known to bring the best benefits to the gut, heart, and many other organs in the human body. The USDA reports that a spoon of cayenne pepper powder contains 17 calories. Further, the protein content is 0.6 gram, fat is 0.9 gram; carbohydrate is 3 grams, which includes sugar and fibre. Next, to vitamin A, it is rich in Vitamin E. There is also the presence of other vitamins and minerals both in spices and herbs of cayenne pepper.
Due to the presence of capsaicin, red chillies are known for their aphrodisiac properties. This is the critical reason why they are used along with herbs in herbal medicine. Further, it will help with oxidation of adipose tissue.
Herbalists use this for medicinal purpose because it can promote healthy mucus production in the membranes that line the internal organs. It is also identified as healthy for skin and eyes because of the Vitamin A richness. It will also burn calories, thereby helping people intending to lose weight.