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Red Capsicum (Lal Shimla Mirch)

 Red Capsicum, also called “Red Bell Pepper” or “Red Sweet Pepper”  are sweeter than all varieties of capsicum available.

More about  Red Capsicum

 Red Bell pepper is bell-shaped, non–pungent, mild, and thick fleshed fruits. They add a crisp and mildly sweet 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. Lal Shimla Mirch is also ideal for stuffing.

Nutritional Facts

100g of Red Capsicum contains:

  • Protein: 2gm
  • Carbohydrates: 9.46gm
  • Fiber: 1.5gm
  • Ash: 0.6gm
  • Calcium: 18mg

It also contains Phosphorous, Potassium, and Vitamin B-6.

Health Benefits

  • It is low in fat and good for weight watchers.
  • Low in carbs & it doesn’t raise blood glucose levels.
  • Lal Shimla Mirch is rich in phytonutrients, providing antioxidants to the body.
  • Being rich in Carotenoids, Lal shimla mirch prevents cancer.
  • They are a good source of Vitamin C which boosts skin health and immunity.

Red Capsicum and India

Capsicum is grown throughout India. In some regions, it is cultivated year-round in the greenhouse.


Lal Shimla Mirch 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.

Other Information

Country of Origin: India

Sourced and marketed by: Pureroot

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Red Capsicum (Lal Shimla Mirch)
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