25 Health Benefits of Green Chili Peppers – Nutrition Facts

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Do you like spicy taste? Have you ever eat something with green chili peppers? Something like noodle maybe, or something like fried foods that in Indonesia it called “gorengan”, its very suitable if paired with chili, especially green chili peppers. Have you ever imagine green chili peppers from a small form contained various substances, minerals, and vitamins that very important to our body? Lets check the composition nutritional of green chili peppers at below.

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Composition Nutritional of 100 g Green Chili Peppers

  • Energy 23 kcal
  • Protein 0.7 g
  • Fat 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrate 5.2 g
  • Calcium 14 mg
  • Phosphorus 23 mg
  • Iron content 0 mg
  • Vitamin A 260 IU
  • Vitamin B1 0.05 mg
  • Vitamin C 84 mg

That’s really a quality food, isn’t it? The vitamin inside the green chili peppers works for prevent the free radicals that can trigger a lot of disease. Vitamin A provide beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthine, and cryptoanthine content. Other than vitamin, green chili peppers also have minerals such as phosphorus and contains capsaicin which has anti-bacterial, analgesic, anti-carcinogenic and anti diabetic. Furthermore, green chili peppers also has protein that works for regenerate the damaged cells in the body.

What the benefits for health of green chili peppers? This article will discuss health benefits that we can get from green chili peppers. There is no regret if you keep reading this article until finish.

1. Rich in nutrients

Green chili peppers has a lot of vitamin C content which is a powerful antioxidant for the body. Green chili peppers can stimulate collagen and protein in our body. Collagen is needed for blood vessel, tissue, skin and bone.

According to research, there is also vitamin A, flavonoids such as lutein, beta-laroten, alpha-carotene, zeaxanthine, and cryptoanthine to increase immunity to help the body clean up of free radicals that are the main cause of cancer.

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2. Sanify the lungs

The content inside the green chili peppers can let out the airways so we can breath relieved especially when we have a flu. Moreover, the content in the green chili peppers also can protect the lungs from the lungs disease such as pneumonia and enfisema.

3. Mood boosters and increase appetie

One of the surprisingly health benefits of green chili peppers, it can make your mood better. That causes of the releasing endorphins hormone from the brain that can make you become happy. The other side, if you eat green chili peppers, it can adding your appetite.

4. Healing the wound

Apart of make the mood better, green chili peppers also take a role as natural anti-biotic, that can help to speed up the process of sending fresh blood to the wounded area or to the infected area so the wound will dry faster. So, if you have any injuries, don’t forget to fast eat green chili peppers, okay? Feel the results yourself.

5. Anti-aging and cure acne

Because of the vitamin C and vitamin E, green chili peppers can increase the blood flow to prevent or cure the acne. And, it can works for anti-aging, so our face can look younger. So, girls., want to try it?

6. Produce oil for skin

The benefits for the skin is green chili peppers rich in vitamin E, that has a important function to produce a natural oil. So, eating the green chili peppers can give you a good skin.

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7. No calories

Don’t be afraid about you becoming fat. Because green chili peppers has no calories. So, if you eat the green chili peppers you can enjoy the taste, get the benefits for your health without fear of gaining weight.

8. Pain-killer

As we discussed earlier, green chili peppers can help our brain to release the endorphin hormones, which is not only can make you happy, but it also has function to reduce the pain, especially for you who have suffer muscle spasms, herpes, rheumatism, or diabetes. If you diligently consume that, it will gradually eliminate the pain.


9. Prevent cancer and diabetes

Green chili peppers has many vitamin content. It is vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2. Its also have capsaicin content, protein, calcium, phosphor, iron content, which are this content works as antioxidant that can ward off free radicals in our body. Its also increase the immune system, to prevent the risk of some disease like cancer or diabetes.

10. Make the skin healthy

Another mission of the high content of vitamin C and vitamin E inside the green chili peppers is stimulate a natural oil to make our skin healthy. Vitamin C and vitamin E content also can prevent our skin from scurvy, keep our face baby face, avoid the early wrinkles, and resolve the acne.

Do you know that our body can’t product collagen itself? We must get collagen from another source. Well, green chili peppers is one of the food that provide the collagen. We need that because collagen can help to take care of our blood vessel, organs, skin, and bones.

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11. Reduce blood sugar levels

Green chili peppers, one of the our kitchen’s ingredients has function to balancing the blood sugar level. Vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin C have a role to reducing the blood sugar level, that prevent us from diabetes.

12. Helping digestive system

Maybe, some of you first time heard about this. Green chili peppers has function to repair out digestive system. This is because the fibers that green chili’s have that work for clean up our intestines. If you regularly consume the green chili peppers, you may prevent from colon cancer. Because this chili can help you to clean your colon from toxin that can enter our body from food or pollution.

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13. Good for heart

This chili is rich in mineral, including potassium, manganese, iron content, and magnesium which are the important component to helping control heart rate and blood pressure.

14. Bone’s care

Has a high content of calcium and vitamin K, green chili peppers helping to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and bleeding when we get injured. Green chili is also has vitamin A content that keep our bone, tooth, mucus, and membrane safe.

15. Reduce cholesterol

The other function of capsaicin is to make our body keep healthy by lowering the level of cholesterol in blood and cleaning the blood vessel from toxin. It also can help you to burn the excessive calories.

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16. Make your hair beautiful

Green chili peppers has a role as natural hair growth simulator and protect the follicle from a harmful effects of hydroosterosterone. Its cause it has a natural silicon that increases the blood to the scalp and hair follicles.

17. Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory

Capsaicin that contained inside the green chili peppers which is a analgesic or naturally relieve the pain. Green chili peppers also an anti inflammatory, that can help eases the swelling of bronchitis and joint pain.

18. Anti bacterial and anti fungus

Again, capsaicin has a lot beneficial to our body. Capsaicin content in the green chili peppers has anti bacterial properties that can kill the bad bacteria in our digestion. Moreover, green chili peppers also can effectively reduce and eliminate the bacterial such as staphylococci and diarrhea.

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Another Uses for health of green chili peppers

Indeed, here are more health benefits of green chili peppers:

19. Helping in digest food quickly – Because green chili peppers has lots of fiber, it can help our digestion to di the food faster.

20. Lose weight – You can use the green chili peppers as an intake for your diet programming.

21. Helping fade the rash – Green chili peppers also have phytonutrients content that works for fades the stains, rashes, and even acne on the face.

22. Sanify the eyes

23. Increase iron content

24. Prevent constipation

25. Increase the immune system

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There are the health benefits of green chili peppers. Its so amazing, right? From the small form but full of benefits that needed by our body. One of the dish that use the green chili peppers called “Chicken Green Chili”. Have you eat that? Its so delicious. Its from Manado. At below you will see the ingredients and how to make it.

Recipe with Green Chili Peppers

To get health benefits of green chili peppers, here are the recipe:

Chicken Green Chili

Ingredients :

  • 1 chicken meat
  • Enough lime’s water
  • Enough salt
  • Enough cooking oil
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 12 glove of red onion
  • 10 pieces of large green chili
  • 10 pieces of green chili curry
  • 10 pieces of green chili pepper
  • 2 cm ginger
  • 2 cm turmeric
  • 6 grains of Pecan
  • Enough sugar
  • 5 pieces of citrus leaves
  • 2 stalks of lemongrass
  • 4 strands of Onion Leaf
  • 5 pieces of Basil Leaf
  • Enough water

How to cook

  1. Cut chicken into 12 pieces the sprinkle it with salt and orange/lime’s water.
  2. Saute the ingredients with lime leaves that have been cut into a smooth pieces and lemongrass until fragnant and cooked
  3. Enter the chicken, water, and leek and cooked with a small fire until the chicken is tender. Then, enter the salt and sugar suit on your taste.
  4. Enter the chili, ginger, turmeric, and pecan that cutted smoothly. Put the basil and stir it after the chicken is boiled.
  5. Chicken green chili is served.

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Caution of Green Chili Peppers

Green chili peppers is good for your health. But, don’t eat it too much. If you consume green chili peppers too much, it can causing inflammation and in some cases, it can causing stomach cancer.

Okay. There are the health benefits of green chili pepper. Hope that this article can help you to know the information about the benefits. So, later you can try to taste it. Thank you very much.

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