Jalapeno is one of the best and most popular toppings on a pizza. These super spicy and hot peppers can be used in recipes like cornbread, salsa, poppers, toppings/ side dishes, and can even be stuffed with cream cheese.
Jalapenos contain a compound known as capsaicin which is also responsible for its hot flavor. A chinese study found out that capsaicin can be a possible natural treatment for cancer since it stops the growth of tumors. This study was specifically conducted on breast cancer cells, but similarly can be used in other forms of cancers too.
If you have been trying to shed those pounds/kilos that you’ve gained through the holiday season, you may want to give jalapenos a try. The capsaicin in it causes the body’s core temperature to rise, and hence boosts the metabolism. This in turn helps burn more calories faster.
Bacillus subtilis is a bacteria that is found in soil and reaches the gastro intestinal tract of humans and herbivores through plants and crops. Capsaicin in Jalapenos have been found useful as an antimicrobial to tackle this kind of bacteria and hence prevent bacterial infections in the body.
Jalapenos are one of the richest sources of Vitamin C. This vitamin is popular for preventing colds/flu and coughs, boosting the immunity of the body and thereby fighting other infections. A lack of Vitamin C is linked with pneumonia and scurvy.
Capsaicin may help in treating migraine headaches by releasing pain peptides. Topical applications of jelly-like capsaicin can even help neuropathy pains and arterial pains.
Vitamin A is important for maintaining good eye vision and retinal health. Chipotle pepper, also called smoked jalapeno, has phytochemicals like leutin and zeaxanthin which help in maintaining good retinal health and healthy vision. Thereby, consuming Jalapenos can also prevent macular degeneration and cataracts while ageing.