Capsicum, often referred to as “peppers”, while related to chillies, capsicums are much milder and sweeter tasting.
Green capsicums are picked when ripe and have an all-over green appearance.
Red Capsicum, also known as sweet peppers, they are closely related to hot chillies, but sweeter tasting and not hot to eat.
Yellow capsicums achieve their wonderful colour simply because they are left on the plant longer before picking.
Different coloured capsicums vary in flavour. Green capsicums are the sharpest and yellow capsicum’s are the sweetest.
Capsicum Health Pride:
Along with the great taste, capsicums hold a great degree of nutritional value and accord numerous health benefits, they are a great source of Vitamins A and C, dietary fibre, Carotenoids, Proteins, Capsaicinoid Oleoresin, Pro-vitamins E, P, B1, B2 and B3 .
Capsicums encourages healing and helps the body ward off infections, promote cardiovascular health, by helping lower blood pressure, Capsicums are full of anti-inflammatory properties, reduces cholesterol and thus, is effective in warding off strokes and heart attacks. Capsicum has the ability to starve cancer cells and tumours of oxygen, thus making them die. It is also good for eyesight as well as smooth skin.