Starwest Botanicals surprise all cooking admirers with another one of their fine, organically grown spices! This organic ground cayenne pepper is sure to give deep, fine flavor to many of your dishes, ensuring satisfying and delicious results. The high quality red pepper powder is certified organic by the QAI (Quality Assurance International), in conformity with the USDA guidelines. This variety of Capsicum Annum (red pepper’s Latin name) has 35 000 H.U. (level of “hotness”) giving your food a mild spicy enjoyable taste.
Nutrition facts about ground cayenne pepper
Red peppers bring deep flavor and a lot of spice, without many calories, sugar or fat. A teaspoon of ground red pepper contains barely 1g of carbs and 6 calories. The same serving delivers around 15% of the recommended daily intake for vitamin A (based on a 2000 calorie diet). Besides that, cayenne pepper contains the minerals potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron, as well as vitamins E, B6 and C.
Health benefits of ground cayenne pepper
Besides being a traditional and fantastic condiment in cooking, red pepper may prove useful to you when taking it for medical reasons. In traditional Indian medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, cayenne pepper has been used for the treating of digestive issues, arthritis and inflammation. Red pepper can also be used for weight management and disease prevention.
- Talking about pain soothing, crushed red pepper may act as a natural pain reliever, because of the capsaicin compound that gives the vegetable its hot and spicy flavor, and has pain relieving qualities. When eaten, red peppers have analgestic/pain-relieving property and deliver strong anti-inflammatory actions. Cayenne pepper also has carotenoids in its nutrition structure, which according to the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, are antioxidants with pain-relieving and inflammation-reducing activities.
- Controlling weight may be facilitated naturally thanks to red pepper, as it has a thermogenic nature, produces a higher level of heat within the body, thus fastening the metabolism and the burning of calories. Studies also show that people consuming regularly red peppers eat less calories each day and have lesser appetite.
- In overall disease prevention, red pepper may be a great agent of health, among your other preferred superfoods. A study published in the Nutrition Research and Practice looked at the effects spicy cayenne had on rats with high-cholestrerol and high-fat levels. The results pointed that the polyphenol antioxidants in pepper’s seeds fortified the immune system by lowering oxidative stress and preventing oxidative diseases like cancer, coronary artery disease, inflammation etc. The compound capsaicin improves blood circulation, which might prevent artery hardening and lower the risk of heart disease.