Functional Foods - Organic Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne peppers are a type of chili pepper closely related to bell peppers and jalapeños. Available as a spice, it’s easy to incorporate into your diet.
Why have it:
One tablespoon (5 grams) of cayenne pepper contains the following (1):
- Calories: 17
- Fat: 1 gram
- Carbs: 3 grams
- Fiber: 1.4 grams
- Protein: 0.6 grams
- Vitamin A: 44% of the RDI
- Vitamin E: 8% of the RDI
- Vitamin C: 7% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 6% of the RDI
- Vitamin K: 5% of the RDI
- Manganese: 5% of the RDI
- Potassium: 3% of the RDI
- Riboflavin: 3% of the RDI
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne peppers, is what gives them their medicinal properties.
Did you know
‘It helps increase the amount of heat your body produces, making you burn more calories per day’
Capsaicin is the active functional element that may help reduce your hunger, helping you eat less throughout the day. More science base benefits of CP read here
Cayenne peppers are easy to incorporate into your diet.
I used it for everything from salad dressing to potato roasting giving it little heath. I also love it in soups and sauces. Recipe
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