Capsicums are known to have anti-inflammatory & pain relief properties, and have been used to treat conditions including skin rashes, stomach ache & arthritis.
Low in calories. Medium size
Cholesterol, Sodium & Fat free.
High in antioxidants.
Contain the vitamin C of oranges.
Cooking will reduce the amount of vitamin C.
Green varieties are less sweet and slightly more bitter than other colours of capsicum.
We never sell imported Capsicums from Australia ever.
Capsicums are known for their pungent flavour in food, due to a plant chemical called capsaicin.
Interestingly, this is the chemical used in pepper spray for law enforcement.
Levels of capsaicin in capsicums will vary depending on a range of factors such as weather, growing conditions, & age.
It is also commonly used in mucle rub-down creams to help alleviate pain.
Along with the above properties capsicums are a good source of Vitamin C, & contain carotenes & B vitamins.
Capsicums can be eaten raw or cooked.
Use raw in salads, cut into strips & eat with dips, or use as an edible garnish.
Dice capsicums for use on pizzas; cut into chunks for kebabs; use in pasta sauces; or add to stir fries.
Stuff with rice or a bread crumb mixture & bake.
Add roasted capsicums, either hot or cold, to salads & sandwiches.
|Serving size: 1 capsicum - 74g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.1||0.2%||0.2|
|- saturated (g)||trace||0%||trace|
|- sugars (g)||3.7||4%||4.9|
|Dietary fibre (g)||1.1||4%||1.5|
|Vitamin C (mg)||103.6||259% RDI*||140||A good source of vitamin C|
|Folate (µg)||63||32% RDI*||85||A good source of folate|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.41||26% RDI*||0.56||A good source of vitamin B6|
|Vitamin A Equiv. (µg)||118||16% RDI*||160||A source of vitamin A Equiv.|
|Niacin (mg)||0.74||7% RDI*||1|