Say hello to the king of spices. I may bring tears to your eyes, but I can add a tadka to any dish. I come in several variants, with green and red being the most common type found in India. I am a rich source of Vitamin A, B, C & E with minerals like molybdenum, potassium and copper. And guess what, all the benefits you get from me come at the cost of no calories. So, let me get into my benefits.
I can lower blood sugar levels, due to my high content of capsaicin. I improve heart health, boost circulation, thin blood and help protect against strokes. I provide pain relief & reduce Inflammation. Acts as a Therapeutic & Relaxant. Due to my high heat producing ability, I am a sure shot method of curing nasal congestion. I limit spreading of prostate cancer and lower risk of stomach cancer.
NOTE: Same for Mirchi Light Green