Chiles get their kick from capsaicin – an antioxidant that shows promise for both promoting health and giving our metabolism a boost.
Did you know?
- Members of the Capsicum family include a variety of peppers that exhibit different levels of spiciness based on the amount of capsaicin they contain.
- One fresh medium sized green chile pepper has twice as much Vitamin C as a small orange.
- Capsaicinoids, the chemicals that make chile peppers hot, are used in muscle patches for sore and aching muscles.
- The chile pepper has been cultivated for centuries for both its culinary and medicinal uses.