Functional Foods - Organic Cayenne Pepper
I love Cayenne pepper for its wonderful spicy and peppery flavour and I use in all cooking to minimise the need for salt, but substance P is what got my attention. As an IBS sufferer I would do anything to minimise the sensations I am constantly distracted, during the day from my colon. Cayenne pepper does just that if taken orally. *1 Desensitising the gut by depleting substance P.
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.
Used for both food and medicine, Cayenne pepper can stimulate your body’s circulation and reduce acidity. It is used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels, including to improve poor circulation, reverse excessive blood clotting, lower high cholesterol and prevent heart disease. It has also been found to aid weight loss by naturally stimulating energy expenditure. *2
I use in all cooking to minimise the need for salt and for flavour. 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
It's not a chilli pepper. Capsaicin is also an active ingredient in pepper spray.
Capsaicin - the active ingredient in cayenne peppers, is what gives them their medicinal properties.
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
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
Did you know
‘It helps increase the amount of heat your body produces, making you burn more calories per day’
Packed in biodegradable and compostable bag.
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