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Health Benefits:

Anti-fungal
Anti-inflammatory
Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
Lowers blood pressure
Pain reliever
Prevents sinusitis
Reduces risk of oral cancers
Relieves PMS
Relieves chest infections

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 pepper; Calories: 18; Fat: .2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 4mg; Carbs: 4g; Fiber:.7g Sugars: 2.4g; Protein: .8g; Potassium: 4%DV; Vitamin A: 8%DV; Vitamin C: 107%DV; Calcium: 0%DV; Iron: 2%DV

Did You Know?

  • One fresh green chile pod has as much vitamin C as six oranges!
  • One teaspoon of dried red chile powder has the daily recommended amount of vitamin A.
  • Many teas and lozenges are made with chile peppers to treat a sore throat.

Ways to Eat:

  • In a sautee
  • In cornbread
  • In curry dishes

Farming Trivia:

  • Chile peppers originated in South America, then made its way up to Central and North America.
  • They've been domesticated in Mexico for more than 6,000 years and have been part of the human diet ever since.
  • India is the world's largest producer, consumer, and exporter of chile peppers.
  • A fruit pod from the plant belonging to the nightshade family (Solanaceae).

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.