Red capsicums are the sweetest of the different coloured varieties.
Great addition to a vegetable platter.
They add a brilliant splash of colour.
Their texture is also the perfect crunchy complement for dips
Contain the vitamin C of oranges.
Cholesterol, Sodium and Fat free.
High in antioxidants.
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, and age.
Capsicums is known to have anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties, and has been used to treat conditions including skin rashes, stomach ache and arthritis.
It is also commonly used in muscle rub-down creams to help alleviate pain.
Along with the above properties, capsicums are a good source of Vitamin C, and contain carotenes and B vitamins.
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)||3.7||4%||4.9|
|Dietary fibre (g)||1.1||4%||1.5|
|Vitamin C (mg)||108||270% RDI*||144||A good source of vitamin C|
|Folate (µg)||64||32% RDI*||85||A good source of folate|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.42||26% RDI*||0.56||A good source of vitamin B6|
|Vitamin A Equiv. (µg)||116||16% RDI*||155||A source of vitamin A Equiv.|
|Niacin (mg)||0.8||8% RDI*||1.1|