Bitter Pepper

Homeland bitter pepper is considered to be Mexico and Guatemala, where he first came to Europe in the late 15th century. First, peppers appeared in Spain and Portugal, from where it gradually spread to the southeast countries, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia and Greece.
Nutritive properties of bitter pepper:
Bitter pepper is rich primarily in vitamin C. Depending on the variety, the content of this vitamin ranges from 33 to 445 mg per hundred grams of dry weight. Pepper is considered the champion, among the kingdom of plants for the content of this vitamin. For example, in citrus this vitamin is 6 times smaller. In addition to vitamin C, pepper contains vitamins B1, B2, folic and nicotinic acids, carotene and rutin. Pepper is rich in salts of potassium, sodium, calcium, iron and magnesium.

List of vitamins:

Vitamin A is involved in oxidation-reduction processes, regulation of protein synthesis, promotes normal metabolism, functions of cellular and subcellular membranes, plays an important role in the formation of bones and teeth, as well as fat deposits, is necessary for the growth of new cells, slows down the aging process.

Systemic thiamine deficiency is a causal factor in the development of a number of serious disorders, the leading place in which the lesions of the nervous system occupy. The complex of consequences of thiamine deficiency is known as the beriberi disease.

Vitamin B2 is necessary for the formation of erythrocytes, antibodies, for the regulation of growth and reproductive functions in the body. It is also necessary for the health of the skin, nails, hair growth and in general for the health of the whole organism, including the function of the thyroid gland.

Vitamin B3 dilates the small blood vessels (including the brain), improves microcirculation, has a weak anticoagulant effect, increasing the fibrinolytic activity of the blood. It has detoxification properties.

Vitamin C is used as a restorative and stimulating immune system for various diseases (colds, oncological, etc.), and also prophylactically with insufficient intake of food, for example, in the winter-spring period.

Vitamin E prevents the formation of thrombi and promotes their absorption. It also improves fertility, reduces and prevents hot flashes in the menopause. Vitamin E is also used in cosmetology to preserve youthful skin, it promotes skin healing and reduces the risk of scar tissue formation.

Functionally, vitamin P participates together with vitamin C in oxidation-reduction processes in the body. Vitamin P is able to partially remove the severity of avitaminosis C, reducing the permeability and fragility of capillary vessels. Vitamins P protect ascorbic acid and adrenaline from oxidation.