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 & 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: 1/2 capsicum - 75g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.2||0%||0.2|
|- saturated (g)||0.03||0%||0.04|
|- sugars (g)||2.1||2%||2.8|
|Dietary fibre (g)||1.1||4%||1.5|
|Vitamin C (mg)||18||45% RDI*||24||A good source of vitamin C|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.2||12% RDI*||0.26||A good source of vitamin B6|