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Red Pepper Facts: Everything you need to know 

Spice School: Lesson 11

ORIGIN

22 VITAMINS & MINERALS

Red pepper belongs to the family Solanaceae and is made from the dried fruits of plants from the genus capsicum. Its origins can be traced back over 6,000 years to South America.

DID YOU KNOW?

The hottest part of the pepper is not the seed but the section closest to the stem because it has the concentration of capsaicin. 

SIX REASONS TO SPRINKLE SOME MORE

• Calcium

• Carotene

• Choline

• Copper

• Folate

• Iron

• Lutein 

• Magnesium

• Niacin

• Phosphorus

• Potassium

• Riboflavin

• Selenium

• Sodium

• Thiamin

• Vitamin A

• Vitamin B-6

• Vitamin C

• Vitamin E

• Vitamin K

• Zinc

  • May aid digestive health
  • May help boost your immune system
  • May improve psoriasis
  • May prevent high blood pressure
  • May promote weight loss
  • May have anti-inflammatory effects

MODERATION IS KEY

Repeated intake may trigger burning sensations and may cause stomach pain.

APPLICATIONS

Adds color and heat to sauces, salad dressings, seasoning mixes, luncheon and deli meats, mixes, crackers, snack seasonings and as a garnish.

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