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Updated 01 March 2013

Chillies

Chillies help fight pain, temporarily increases the metabolism and eases nasal congestion.

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Chillies help fight pain, temporarily increases the metabolism and eases nasal congestion. It can also discourage blood clots and stimulate the circulation. It can be a digestive aid and have anti-inflammatory effects.

The hotter the chilli, the higher the capsaicin content. Chillies can be eaten raw or cooked or in chilli sauce. Be careful not to eat very hot chillies inadvertently, as you will definitely regret it.

Chillies contain capsaicin, which is the source of the chilli's heat. They are mostly concentrated in the seeds and ribs. Chillies can burn your mouth and stomach, so it is not wise to eat too much of them, as constant irritation of the stomach may increase your risk of developing stomach cancer.

Calories 20
Fibre 1,6g
Potassium 220mg
Vitamin C 120mg
Per 100g
 
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