Capsicum

Heres a question for you. Which food is richer in vitamin C… An orange or a capsicum???

Well, belive it or not, but the answer is the the latter.

Capsicums are vegetables that are surprisingly very rich in the flu and cold killing vitamin.

The food itself comes in an exciting range of colors, like green, red and yellow and is known by a number of names, like chili pepper, bell pepper and red or green pepper.

Capsicums serve many purposes as well as a basic food source. They are often used as a spice, used for medicine and obviously, a vegetable.

Apart from being good in taste, capsicum also holds a great degree of nutritional value and accords numerous health benefits to its users.

In addition to its high vitamin C levels, capsicums have been known to comprise of the following nutrients:

* Carotenoids (Capsanthin, Capsorubin, Carotene and Lutein)
* Proteins
* Fats
* Vitamin A
* Vitamin C
* Capsaicinoid Oleoresin
* Provitamins E, P, B1, B2 and B3
* Steroidal Alkaloidal Glycosides (Solanine and Solasadine)
* Scopoletin (Coumarin)

There are a number of great health benefits from eating the juicy vegetable.

They have been known to be great for your eyesight, as well as making your skin nice and smooth.

Capsicum can also be used externally, for treating arthritis, sore back muscles, rheumatism or sprains and bruises.

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