Green chile rich in benefits
Green chilies are rich in vitamins A and C with the dried version higher in vitamin A and the fresh version higher in vitamin C. They can contain as much as six times the amount of vitamin C as a single orange. Their vibrant color signals high amounts of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which supports the cardiovascular system, as well as helps maintain the health of the skin, eyes and immune system. Green chilies also contain vitamins B and E, and are a good source of iron and potassium. They do not contain fat or cholesterol and help block the body's absorption of cholesterol while remaining low in calories.
Chili pepper contains plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease preventing and health
Chilies contain a health benefiting alkaloid compound in them, capsaicin, which gives strong spicy pungent
character. Early laboratory studies on experimental mammals suggest that capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-
carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties. It also found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in obese
Fresh chili peppers, red or green, are a rich source of vitamin C. 100 g fresh chilies provide about 143.7 mcg or
about 240% of RDA. Vitamin C is a potent water soluble antioxidant. It is required for collagen synthesis in the
body. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body required for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels,
skin, organs, and bones. Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body protect from scurvy; develop
resistance against infectious agents (boosts immunity) and helps remove harmful free radicals from the body.
They are also high in other antioxidants like vitamin A, and flavonoids like beta carotene, alpha carotene, lutein,
zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthins. These antioxidant substances in capsicum helps to protect body from injurious
effects of free radicals generated during stress, and disease.
Chilies contain minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Potassium is an important
component of cell and body fluid that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the
body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase.
Chilies are also high in B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), riboflavin and
thiamin (vitamin B-1). These vitamins are essential in the sense that the body requires them from external sources to