Nutritional values and properties of chili



From a technical point of view, the plant of chili is also called Solanacea because it belongs to its family of vegetables such as tomatoes, potatoes, etc. It is an import plant, that is, native to South America.

Many doctors say that chili is great for diet regimen, as it is rich in vitamins, calcium and iron (it helps to increase the values of ferritin in the blood, good news for those suffering from anemia).

If instead we want to see the chili from the medical side, we will be amazed by the amount of vitamins it contains. Not only that. Of course, inside there are many beneficial properties, such as calcium and iron in large quantities. For this reason it is very suitable for anemics by increasing the value of iron.

and for what else is chili beneficial? But for its strong propensity to circulate blood! In fact, it greatly increases blood flow and benefits the cardiovascular system.

Nutritional values of chili

How many properties there are in a single chili pepper?

  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Sodium
  • Zinc
  • Beta Carotene
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A
  • Capsaicin*


Capsaicin is the substance that makes chili pepper hot. 
It is even used for its antioxidant properties that contrast cellular aging and inserted into supplements to be taken daily. Or, you can find it inside creams that painkillers and against psoriasis.

On the one hand Capsaicin improves the digestive process because it promotes the increase of fluids and on the other hand this dynamic also promotes the quickening of our metabolism! I mean, eating chili is not a spicy issue, but it’s also a healthy choice for the body.

Not for this reason you should always eat spicy foods, in fact sometimes those who benefit most are those people who are not accustomed to taking foods high in Capsaicin. By doing so it is easy to positively influence our metabolic system by consuming bad fats thanks to this magical substance that makes us very hot!

Research shows that people who typically do not eat spicy foods are more likely to benefit. Capsaicin seems to influence the metabolic process by increasing the body temperature, thus making sure that the physical body consumes even more calories. 

We remind you that taking too much Capsaicin is not good for your health.

Proporties of chili:

Chili contains many useful vitamins (C and E above all) and many unsaturated fatty acids that help to strengthen blood vessels and maintain elasticity in the capillaries, in this way also improves the oxygenation of the blood. Great as a cardio protector.

It also has anti-inflammatory properties, in fact it is recommended in case of dry cough and studies show that it is able to relieve rheumatic pain (must put it to macerate in alcohol and then apply it on the painful part with compresses.


As we have seen, there are numerous health properties of chili, but exceeding them in consumption can be irritating for the gastric mucosa.

Chili contains many properties that increase physical well-being.However, we advise you to use this fruit with caution because the abuse causes irritation to the gastric tract. If you suffer from gastroenteritis, hemorrhoids, ulcers or cystitis you must do without. Finally, pregnant women and children under the age of 12 should also be extremely restricted in their use.