The sweet (bell) pepper – is the fruit of an annual herbaceous plant of the nightshade family, which has a distinctive refreshing taste and a specific vegetable flavor. Externally, the fruit pod resembles a rounded or oblong yellow, green, orange or red. There are low calories in pepper.
In the red pepper is a special ingredient – capsaicin, which determines the degree of its severity. That is why we can divide them into sweet and savory varieties, so that the first use as a vegetable, and the second – as a spice.
Calories in pepper
|calories in red bell pepper||27 kcal||1,3 g||0 g||5,3 g|
|calories in green sweet pepper||26 kcal||1,3 g||0 g||7,2 g|
|calories in cayenne pepper (red hot)||43 kcal||0,7 g||0,2 g||9,8 g|
|calories in chili||40 kcal||2 g||0,2 g||9,5 g|
|calories in black pepper||251 kcal||10,4 g||3,3 g||38,7 g|
|allspice||263 kcal||6,1 g||8,7 g||50,5 g|
|calories in pink peas pepper||10 kcal||0,1 g||0 g||0,1 g|
Useful properties of pepper
Pepper helps to combat vitamin deficiency, it is recommended even for children from 1.5 years. Due to the high content of vitamin C, it has antihistaminic properties that helps to relieve breathing process.
Useful properties peppers depend on vegetable colors. For example, to strengthen blood vessels and improve blood circulation is best suited red and yellow varieties, for people suffering from diabetes and obesity – green (due to low sugar content), but orange (rich in carotene) – will help restore sight
The presence of pepper in vitamin B1 helps to cope with a bad mood, depression, nervous breakdowns. Pepper is used in case of insomnia, loss of strength, irritability, it helps to normalize neuromuscular activity and improve the condition of the nervous system.
If we talk about the kinds of hot pepper, some of them are preparing a variety of useful, warming alcohol tinctures, plasters and ointments, which are used for grinding. The bactericidal properties of red hot pepper allow its use in disorders of the stomach, internal inflammation, help fight cancerous cells, normalize intestinal function and improve appetite.
But do not forget about the dangers that can conceal a pepper. Remember that it is able to increase the pressure. It should not be used in large amounts in acute diseases of the kidneys, liver, stomach and intestines, as the presence of coarse fiber and essential oils can trigger complications in the body and worsen his condition.