WHY CAPSICUM GOOD FOR HEALTH ?
Capsicum has an excellent source of vitamin A and C.Red capsicum has more than green one.These are good source of dietary fiber vitamin E,B6 and folate.The sweetness of capsicums is due to their natural sugars.Green capsicum has less sugar than red capsicum.It has also vitamin B9,K Manganese Potassium.It can be eaten raw or cooked.
Capsicum is known as peppers,sweet peppers,red pepper,green pepper,red capsicum,green capsicum,bell pepper,red bell pepper,green bell pepper,banana capsicum,and it's botanical name is Capsicum annuum L.
what is it ?
The rainbow of colors in which capsicum appears in Australia hints at the versatility of this vegetable stuff it with herbs,meat and rice,roast and use the smoky flesh in dips or simply eat it raw as a crudite,a traditional French appetizer.
Energy :- 100 g of green capsicum supplies 90 kj and 105 kj from red capsicum.
CHOOSING CAPSICUM :
When choosing capsicums you should select ones with firm,glossy skins,Avoid those with shrivelled skins,soft spots or other visible damage.
HOW TO USE IT :To help remove the blackened skin of roasted peppers,place in a plastic bag and allow them to cool for 10 minutes.
For a mediterranean flavor remove the stem and stuff red and green capsicums with a mixture of rice,tomato,pine nuts and fresh herbs and bake until soft and tender.
For a fresh,tangy salsa to accompany grilled fish,mix chopped roasted red and yellow peppers,a small chilli,coriander leaf,red onion and dress with red wine vinegar oil and lime.
Make delicious savoury dip by pureeing roasted peppers,garlic,capers and fresh herbs with oil and lemon juice.