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Cayenne pepper, health aspects and application

  1. Cayenne pepper is one such product that we all have in our kitchen, but many people hardly know anything about it. After all, the jar with powder is in the spice rack of every supermarket. What is cayenne pepper made of, how do you use it and what is the nutritional value - if any - of cayenne pepper? Then we can use cayenne in more ways than we do now.

The basis

  1. Cayenne pepper comes from the nightshade family and is made from one of the many varieties of chili peppers. Its botanical name is Capsicum annuum (North and South America) and Capsicum fastigiatum (Africa).

Health aspects

  1. Cayenne pepper contains quite a few nutrients, namely:

Avoid

  1. Although they contain enough nutrients, nightshade vegetables (which include cayenne pepper) contain substances that are not good if you suffer from increased intestinal permeability. People with this condition should avoid cayenne pepper.

Good for the body

  1. It is known that regular use of cayenne pepper can help dissolve mucus, it also has a mild analgesic effect. It also contains substances against cardiovascular disease and cayenne pepper stimulates more oxygen to be transported to the tissues. It can also counteract oxidation in adipose tissue and make the liver function better.

Application in the kitchen

  1. Besides the fact that the most diverse dishes can be given extra flavor, you can also add some cayenne pepper if, for example, you make chocolate yourself. It gives the whole a strong boost and has been used as such for several generations.

Finally

  1. Although it can be found in many kitchens, cayenne pepper is still not used enough in Dutch cuisine. Try something out and slowly broaden your taste, if only because it is also good for the body and is a surprising seasoning.

  2. Although it can be found in many kitchens, cayenne pepper is still not used enough in Dutch cuisine. Try something out and slowly broaden your taste, if only because it is also good for the body and a surprising seasoning.



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