Around the globe people are focused on the health benefits food can bring them whether it be to aid digestion, prevent heart disease, or simply give us some well-needed vitamins, we turn to foods to make us healthy and chili peppers are no exception. Healthline explains that Chili peppers (Capsicum annuum) are a spicy fruit that carries a wealth of vitamins and minerals. They are high in vitamin C, a multitude of vitamin Bs, vitamin K1, Copper, vitamin A, and potassium. Sounds fantastic right? Unfortunately, most of us don’t eat enough peppers to actually make a big enough difference, but when they are incorporated into your diet chilis are known to aid in bone, kidney, and heart health.
Throughout history, chili peppers were also added to food to help keep it from spoiling before the invention of the refrigerator. According to Pepper Head, that lovely spice helps to control bacterial growth, protecting us from some food poisoning! So why wouldn’t you want to eat chili peppers with everything? So, load on that hot sauce and kick up the heat, because not only are chilies great tasting, they are great for you too.