Capsicum / Chili Pepper / Bell Pepper

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :
Capsicum Frutescens

MEDICINAL VALUE :
Capsicum has ability to reduce triglyceride levels in the body and hence is helpful in enhancing metabolism. Prevents diseases such as osteoarthritis, cataract and heart disease. Pain relief is another important feature of capsicum.

NUTRIENT VALUE :
Rich in Capsaicin, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :
Chopped into narrow slices, capsicum tastes great as pizza topping, can be cooked into curries and can be used as seasoning.

GLOSSARY :
English : Capsicum / Chili Pepper / Bell Pepper
Tamil : Kuda Milakai
Malayalam : Parangi Mulagu / Capsicum
Telugu : Pedda Mirappa / Bengulooru Mirapakaya
Kannada : Donne / Menasinakai
Hindi : Simla Mirch / Mota Marcha
Bengali : Lanka / Shimla Mirch
Gujarati : Simla Marchan / Mota Marcha
Konkani : Capsicum / Donne Mirsanga
Marathi : Bhopli Mirchi
Oriya : Simla Lanka / Simala Marich
Punjabi : Basi Mirch

 

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