Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
Lowers blood pressure
Reduces risk of oral cancers
Relieves chest infections
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
- 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).