edible chili pepper

There is more to chili pepper than its spicy character. Pepper contains impressive lists of plant-derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease- preventing and health promoting properties. It contains capsaicin, and research shows that capsaicin has anti-bacteria, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties.

uses of chilli pepper

Fresh chili peppers- red and green are a good rich source of vitamin C. vitamin C is a potent water-soluble antioxidant. It is required for the collagen synthesis in the body. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body, required for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels, skin,sense organs, and bones.

Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps to protect the body from Scurvy; develop resistance against infectious agents (boosts immunity) and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body. Chili contains a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, Iron and magnesium.

Potassium is an important part of the cell and body fluids that helps to control heart beat rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, super-oxide dismutase. Chili pepper is also god in B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), riboflavin and thiamin (vitamin B-1). These vitamins are essential in the sense that the body needs or requires them from external sources to replenish. According to my research, chili pepper is highly rich in vitamins.




Garden Egg. And uses


Nutritius garden Eggs.
GARDEN egg, a very valuable agricultural product to referred to as “ibga” in local parlance, is the fruit of the “eggplant” primarily grown for its fruit. The fruit is variable in size and shape, ellipsoid to elongate, green or whitestreaked green. Solanum melongena is the official name of fruit and is very popular in Africa.

It is commonly consumed during weddings, since this fruit symbolizes fertility and will make the weight reduction diet more successful. Some of the studies conducted in Africa have come to the conclusion that garden egg is very effective in blood cholesterol reduction. It is currently a fruit in reason and at their best from August through October when they come to the market in bulk.

They are eaten raw or made as stew to compliment steaming yam. The cream-colour flesh has a pleasantly bitter taste (due to the presence of small amount of nicotionoid alkaloids). But garden egg pant has more to offer than ensuring fewer cases of constipation, reduction from poor vision due to glaucoma.

The Igbo can hardly do without eating garden egg. Even though garden egg is generally said not to contain huge amount of protein and other nutrients, it is low in sodium, low in calories and very rich in high dietary fiber. It is also high potassium, a necessary salt that helps in maintaining
the function of the heart and regulate blood pressure. Nonetheless, garden egg is very rich in nutrient and it serves as good appetizer, helps to boost the immune system, and strengthens body tissue, help to enhance free circulation of blood as well as a fruit that diabetics should cherish. Eating plenty of fruit is very helpful in warding off excess body weight, heart disease and stroke.

In a review of garden egg benefits for people with diabetes hypertension, researchers in the 2008 edition of the journal, Bio resource Technology, of HIV, Mayo Clinic and American Diabetes Association recommending eggplant-based diet as a choice for management of type 2diabetes.

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