This low-calorie, small green or red peppers pack a punch when it comes to nutrition, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Manganese, and Fiber. Read more about nutrients in peppers by clicking here.
Capsaicin is an alkaloid that sends your taste buds screaming! With a high concentration in the white membrane of peppers, capsaicin is what gives peppers their spice and key nutritional benefit, including the following:
- Promotes weight loss by suppressing appetite, boosting metabolism and increasing fat burn
- Natural topical pain reliever (but first, a little burn!)
- Stomach ulcers are protected by capsaicin characteristics
- Fight off infection due to the natural behavior of slowing growth of foodborne bacteria and yeasts
- Creates a happy, healthy heart with blood sugar benefits including lower cholesterol, lower high blood pressure and reduce symptoms associated with diabetes
BONUS READ! Below are a few helpful spicy pepper handling tips:
- For a spicier pepper, choose peppers with brown lines that look like they’re scaring
- Use gloves when handling, prevent transferring spicy to sensitive areas
- Cut the membranes to reduce the level of spiciness before cooking
- Taste buds on fire? Drink full-fat dairy milk for temporary relief
- Know your peppers for the correct dose of spiciness.
- Add to guacamole, seasonal chili, stuffed meats, or pickled to give food an extra “POW” of taste
Locally grown and hand-picked, Back40Gardening is spicing things up this summer with their “new” sugar-free (and keto friendly) hot jams, and original jams. Recently celebrating their 31st anniversary at Pflugerville Farmers Market, Back40Gardening chooses ingredients that are delicious and nutritious such as Cayenne and habanero peppers. Reap the benefits of these spicy foods by stopping by the market on Tuesdays’.