Paprika (Capsicum annuum L.)


Paprika (Capsicum annuum L.) plants producing fruit that is sweet and slightly spicy taste of eggplant-terongan tribe or Solanaceae). The fruit is green, yellow, red, or purple is often used as a mixed salad. In international terms, paprika is used to express almost all varieties of C. annuum, including the spicy. Specific names, such as pepperoni, bell peppers with the characteristics given for the appearance, use, or a distinctive taste.

These plants originated from South America, now widespread and is cultivated in almost all tropical and subtropical regions.
Vegetables are made up of various colors, like red, yellow, and green. Here is described what are the health benefits of peppers, quoted from the pages of the Times of India.

Eyes and skin

Eating peppers will help maintain healthy skin, prevent rashes and acne. Peppers that contain vitamin A which is very good for curing sore eyes and prevent eye disease coming back.

Prevent cancer

Peppers contain lycopene compounds, but in smaller amounts. Lycopene can kill mouth cancer cells. Increased intake of lycopene showed a decreased risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic, and colorectal cancer.

Treat sprains

Capsaicins compounds contained in peppers also contain a lot of benefits. Can block transmission of pain from the skin to the spinal cord and prevent pain sensation. This is very helpful in treating diseases associated with pain include sprains.

Burn calories

Eating peppers speed up metabolism and helps burn more calories. Pepper consumption is also reduced body weight due to high fat diet. It also causes the secretion of digestive juices and prevent digestive disorders tool.


Paprika extract is one of the best hair fertilizer as well as grow new hair. Paprika will also prevent damage to the crown of your hair while helping to maintain the fixed thickness.

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