Green Capsicum, also called “Green Bell Pepper” or “Sweet Pepper” are available in many different colours from green, red, yellow, orange to purple, adding colours, flavours and multiple nutrition to our food.
More about Green Capsicum
Capsicum or Bell pepper is bell-shaped, non – pungent, mild and thick fleshed fruits. They add a crisp and mildly spicy taste to the dish. It is believed to have originated in South America. There are many interesting ways of adding them to our food. They can be sliced into strips and fried, roasted, chopped and added to salsa and soups. Capsicum is also ideal for stuffing.
100g of green capsicum contains:
- Protein: 2gm
- Carbohydrates: 9.46gm
- Fiber: 1.5gm
- Ash: 0.6gm
- Calcium: 18mg
It also contains Phosphorous, Potassium and Vitamin B-6.
- Capsicum is low in fat and good for weight watchers.
- Low in carbs, capsicum doesn’t raise blood glucose levels.
- Capsicum is rich in phytonutrients, providing antioxidants to the body.
- Being rich in Carotenoids, capsicum prevents cancer.
- They are a good source of Vitamin C which boosts skin health and immunity.
Green Capsicum and India
Capsicum is grown throughout India. In some regions, it is cultivated year-round in the greenhouse. Some of the capsicum varieties grown in India include world-beater, Yolo wonder and bullnose.
Capsicum can be placed in the refrigerator and stored for approx. 10 days. To extend shelf-life, it can be diced, placed in an airtight container and feezed.
Country of Origin: India
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