Red Pepper

<p>Red pepper is made from the ground fruit of a plant in the Capsicum family. </p><p>The fruits, commonly known as <a href=”../healthy-foods/chili-peppers”>”chilies” or “chili peppers”</a>, are small, fiery red or orange pods which rarely grow to more than 4 inches in length. The ground spice ranges from orange-red, to deep, dark red. </p><p>Red pepper is used to achieve the characteristically hot flavor of Mexican, Creole, Cajun, Thai, Szechuan, and Indian cooking. </p><p>Red pepper contains <a href=”../healthy-eating-reference/capsaicin”>capsaicin</a> – the phytonutrient responsible for producing their heat. This spice also help to reduce <a href=”../healthy-eating-reference/inflammation”>inflammation</a> in the body, causes the brain to release feel-good substances called¬†endorphins and helps to¬†<a href=”../health-articles/chili-peppers-burn-fat-with-spice”>boost weight loss efforts</a>. </p>

Selecting and Storing Red Pepper

Store red pepper in a cool, dry place.

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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