Vegetable Description

Other Common name: Bell pepper. Local name: Mirapakai, Hari mirch.

Green chillies are a common vegetable used in Indian kitchens for their spicy taste. Green chillies have zero calories. The spiciness of green chillies comes from a chemical called capsaicin. Apart from providing a hot and spicy taste, capsaicin is responsible for numerous other health effects on the heart, stomach and pain relief.


Vitamins like vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5 and C are present in green chillies. They also contain minerals like Calcium, Iron, Sodium, Magnesium, Zinc and Copper. The bioactive compounds include alkaloids, flavonoids, phenolics, essential oils, tannins and capsaicin are also present.

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