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Peppers Health Properties

Filed in Health Benefits by on March 29, 2010
Peppers Health Properties

Most Capsicums contain capsaicin, a lipophilic chemical that can produce a strong burning sensation in the mouth. Secretion of capsaicin protects the fruit from being consumed by mammals. Peppers play a big role in Native American medication, and now, modern medicine is now using its health capabilities brought by capsaicin which is mainly used now in topical medications. Peppers are a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fiber. They are also a good source of iron and potassium. In addition to this, it includes a full array of nutrients, including carbohydrates, sugar, soluble and insoluble fiber, sodium, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids and more.

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