Capsicum

Capsicum Nutrition Benefits Recipes

Food is Medicine: enjoy these simple recipes and discover how capsicum can support your health and wellness.

Capsicum nutrition, benefits, recipes.... let your imagination run wild with the potential of fresh produce! Although commonly considered a vegetable, capsicums are a fruit from the nightshade family and can be used fresh, dried, or as a culinary spice. It is high in nutritional value and contains high amounts of vitamins A snd C as well as an impressive amount of other beneficial plant compounds (phytochemicals), in particular capsaicin, which is found in the fleshy membrane as well as the seeds.

As part of a healthy and well balanced eating pattern, capsicum can support your health and wellness, by providing:

  • 31cals / 100g
  • 92% water

Nutrition:

  • Vitamin A,B6, C, E & K
  • Calcium
  • Folate
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Antioxidants

Health Benefits May Include:

  • Prevent macular degeneration
  • Prevent anaemia
  • Support weight loss
  • Reduce the risk of cancer
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Improve immunity
  • Improve mental health
  • Keep skin glowing & healthy
  • Promote a healthy pregnancy

Capsicum Nutrition Health Benefits & Recipes:

For a further detailed nutritional analysis of capsicum, search:

The Australian Food Composition Database.(This web link will be applicable to all foods)

To learn more about how capsicum can fit into a healthy and balanced eating pattern, search:

The Australian Dietary Guidelines or Nutrition Australia's Healthy Eating Pyramid.

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