benefits of chillies. Capsaicin is the main bio-active plant compound in chili peppers, responsible for their unique pungent (hot) taste and many of their health benefits.


Consumption of hot red chili peppers was associated with a 13% reduction in the instantaneous hazard of death. Similar, but statistically non significant trends were seen for deaths from vascular disease, but not from other causes.

 

A huge study, published this summer in the British Medical Journal, seemed to indicate that a diet filled with spices – including chillies – was beneficial for health.

Nutrition Facts

 

Fresh chili peppers are mainly composed of water (88%) and carbohydrates (9%). The table below presents the main nutrients found in chili peppers .

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