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Capsicum - Red

$6.50 AUD per 250 grams

About Capsicum - Red

Capsicum is very low in kilojoules, three times the vitamin C of an orange, excellent source of beta-carotene and one of the best sources of other carotenoids, such as lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin and, to a lesser extent, lycopene. 

  • Capsicum is great for metabolism. The nutrients in these tangy vegetables lower triglycerides in the fat deposits in blood corpuscles. This not only burns extra calories, but also energizes the metabolism.
  • A rich source of vitamin A and C, capsicum also has antioxidant properties. These antioxidants combat the free radicals in the body and treat cardiac diseases, cataract, bronchial asthma and osteoarthritis. The vegetable prevents the damage that can be rendered on the body by free radicals, namely, cellular damage and damage to blood vessels and nerves.
  • The capsaicin compound in capsicum can block the transmission of pain to the spinal cord from the skin. Thus, including capsicum in meals is good for those undergoing post-operative amputation trauma and herpes.
  • The same compound, capsaicin is believed to prevent cancer. This compound prevents carcinogens from mixing with the DNA. Studies and research also shows that capsicum has cancer-preventing properties.
  • Capsicum has blood clotting properties. Vitamin C in capsicum can melt away the blood clots.
  • Capsaicin in capsicum can combat food-borne bacteria from affecting the body.
  • Capsicum is also used to make a kind of cream, which is used to treat arthritis and shingles.
  • Capsicum is also said to aid digestion by increasing stomach secretions. It is also known for its laxative qualities.


Weight / Volume
250 grams

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