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Benefits of Green Chilli And Its Side Effects

A small straight, shrub-like branched plant with green and red fruits used as taste enhancer and seasoning. Chilies are a household name and an essential ingredient in every house in India, Mexican and Thai cuisines. More than 200 different species of chilies have been identified, which contain capsaicin which is an active ingredient and extremely advantageous to the respiration process, heart and the blood pressure. Capsaicin is the main reason of the warmth and has a significant effect on increasing the blood circulation and also stimulates the palate. The body releases sweat after consuming, but that has a cooling effect on your body, which is the reason chillies are found in abundance in steamy and humid areas.

Benefits of Green Chilli And Its Side Effects
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Green Chilli
Nutritional Value of Green Chilli
Nutritional facts Per 100 grams
Vitamins and Minerals
Health Benefits of Green Chilli
Rich in antioxidants
Anti-inflammatory
Soothing effect on the Respiratory System
Anti-Bacterial properties
Boosts the Immunity
Digestive Health
Calcium Rich
Improves Vision
Aids in Weight Loss
Helps Keeping the Skin Radiant and Young
Improves Mood
Makes the hair healthy
Uses of Green Chilli
Side-Effects & Allergies of Green Chilli
Origin And Cultivation of Green Chilli

Green Chilli

An Indian Meal is incomplete without Chilies as it is the main ingredient in any Indian recipe. You only need to slice, chop, slit or dice and mix it with the other ingredients or even garnish your food with this hot chili. Famous for its bitterness and heats it produces, after having a stalk of chilly is quite a known fact. There are mainly majorly three kinds of chilies available which are Black Pearl pepper, Bishop’s crown pepper, and black Hungarian pepper. It has many benefits and is also rich in a number of vitamins and minerals. Capsaicin is a chemical present in chilies, which helps the body in many ways which are listed below. Interestingly, India is the largest consumer, producer, and exporter of the chilies in the world. Let us find out more about this hot and steamy food condiment.

Nutritional Value of Green Chilli

The composition of macronutrients in a half cup serving of raw green chilly is about 30 calories, 7.1 grams of carbohydrates, 1.5 grams of protein, 1.1 gram of fiber and 0.15 grams of fat. It also contains vital vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C and Vitamin A, potassium and iron which are extremely beneficial for men and women alike.

Nutritional facts Per 100 grams

40 Calories
0.2 g Total Fat
7 mg Sodium
340 mg Potassium
9 g Total Carbohydrate
2 g Protein

Vitamins and Minerals

2 g Vitamin A
0.01 Calcium
404 % Vitamin C
6 % Iron
15 % Vitamin B-6
6 % Magnesium

Health Benefits of Green Chilli

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Green Chilli
Health Benefits of Green Chilli

Rich in antioxidants

Green chilies are known to be a rich source of antioxidants. Vitamins- A, B complex (B6 and B9), and C are found in abundance in chilies. This compensates the damaging effects of bacteria in our bodies and is very helpful in preventing blood clots which is the primary reason of multiple cardiovascular diseases like heart stroke and cardiac arrest. Furthermore, it helps in thwarting the spread of cancer to the colon, prostate, and lungs.

Anti-inflammatory

Green chilies as we already know, helps with relieving the pain and also the swelling linked with appalling bone disorders like arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid, etc.

Soothing effect on the Respiratory System

The Phytonutrients present in chilies relax the respiratory passage and also lowers the danger of lung cancer along with prevention of problems associated with lungs such as Asthma, Cough and cold.

Anti-Bacterial properties

Its anti-bacterial properties keep us safe from infections such as colon infections athlete’s foot and herpes zoster.

Boosts the Immunity

Green chilies contain vital nutrients such as vitamins B6 and C which boosts the body’s immunity to handle the diseases.

Digestive Health

a significant benefit of consuming green chilies is that it is loaded with essential dietary fiber which helps in cleansing of the colon. It aids in healthy bowel movements and prevents constipation.

Calcium Rich

Surprisingly, these green chilies are the finest source of Calcium and help to keep our teeth and bones healthy and strong. Additionally, it repairs the tissues and contributes to create new blood cells.

Improves Vision

Vitamin A present in the green chilies is one of the essential nutrients, which are helpful in improving the vision and reduces the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration which happens with age.

Aids in Weight Loss

It is known that Green chilies have no calories and therefore increases the metabolism of the body and hence burning the excess fat from the body.

Helps Keeping the Skin Radiant and Young

The super antioxidant vitamin C facilitates the creation of vital collagen which keeps and maintains the firmness and the health of the skin. It acts as a barrier thereby, preventing damage. The much talked phytonutrients very efficiently cure acne, rashes, pimples, blemishes, and wrinkles and the Vitamin E produces natural oils which are good for skin.

Improves Mood

The capsaicin present in Green chilies releases the “feel good” endorphins and act as an anti-depressant which helps in keeping your mood positive.

Makes the hair healthy

Green chilies are known to make the hair healthy as it contains such natural silicon’s which not only improve the circulation of blood to the scalp but also to the hair follicles and protects the hair follicles by working as a growth stimulator. The Vitamin C present in these chilies absorb iron and provides oxygen to hair thereby prevention of split ends and hair breakage.

Uses of Green Chilli

Green Chili comes with a lot of uses for household and medicinal purposes. It has abundant culinary uses since these Chili pepper berries can be used in a fresh form or even dried. These Chilies are dried under the sun to preserve them for longer durations. Pickles, flaked, paste and ground chili are also available in the market to be used in cooking. This is also used as an Ornamental plant as its appearance makes it an excellent garden plant. Eating chilies can trigger a lot of sensations in the mind of people like fear and pain which are not harmful if chilies are consumed to experience them. It has a lot of Medicinal uses as well because of the chemical present in chili peppers, i.e., Capsaicin makes them hot and is widely used as an analgesic in various nasal sprays and topical ointments. It is known to provide a huge relief from pain. Capsaicin can even be extracted to be used as pepper spray, which is a lethal weapon used by many women across the world. In many parts of the world, chilies are used for crop and food defense as well.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Green Chilli

With so many benefits, Green chilly comes with a few side effects. Stomach and skin irritation can be toxic, if consumed in high quantities. Consuming extremely hot chilly can not only burn the mouth from inside, but can also be very irritating when evacuated from the body. Ensure that you wash your hands after touching chilly food items or chilies and do not touch your nose, eyes, mouth or any other sensitive body parts after you have handled chilies. The high amount of capsaicin is very toxic and can be very painful.

Origin And Cultivation of Green Chilli

With so many benefits, Green chilly comes with a few side effects. Stomach and skin irritation can be toxic, if consumed in high quantities. Consuming extremely hot chilly can not only burn the mouth from inside, but can also be very irritating when evacuated from the body. Ensure that you wash your hands after touching chilly food items or chilies and do not touch your nose, eyes, mouth or any other sensitive body parts after you have handled chilies. The high amount of capsaicin is very toxic and can be very painful.

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Content Details
Written By
PhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care
Pharmacology
Reviewed By
B.Sc (Home Science), Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist

Table of Content

Green Chilli
Nutritional Value of Green Chilli
Nutritional facts Per 100 grams
Vitamins and Minerals
Health Benefits of Green Chilli
Rich in antioxidants
Anti-inflammatory
Soothing effect on the Respiratory System
Anti-Bacterial properties
Boosts the Immunity
Digestive Health
Calcium Rich
Improves Vision
Aids in Weight Loss
Helps Keeping the Skin Radiant and Young
Improves Mood
Makes the hair healthy
Uses of Green Chilli
Side-Effects & Allergies of Green Chilli
Origin And Cultivation of Green Chilli