The chili pepper plant belongs to the nightshade family (Solanaceae), as are tomatoes.
Chili Peppers are a rich source of Vitamin-C
■Chilies contain health benefiting an alkaloid compound in them,capsaicin, which gives them strong spicy pungent character. Early laboratory studies on experimental mammals suggest that capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties. It also found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals. (http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/chili-peppers.html)
Heat strength of peppers in SHU’s
Health benefits of chili peppers
Types of chili peppers
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