About Scotch Bonnet Pepper

About Scotch Bonnet Pepper

Scotch bonnet pepper grows in the tropical countries and is also called the flower pepper or Bonney pepper. It got its name from the description of its shape which is similar to that of a Scottish man’s hat. Scotch bonnet is one of the very hot peppers if not the hottest pepper in the world, you can’t or should not eat too much of it at a time. The heat in pepper is in an antioxidant it contains. This antioxidant is called capsaicin. Scotch bonnet pepper comes in four colours, red, orange, yellow and green. It has a unique smoky flavour and a fruit like taste. This pepper grows all year round and is very very low in calories. When ever you handle scotch bonnet pepper, you have to wash your hands thoroughly with soap. The sting will stay on your hands if you don’t wash them and any other part of your body you touch will feel it. Better still put on a pair of gloves before touching scotch bonnet pepper.

Uses of Scotch Bonnet Pepper

  • In making sauces, soups, porridge s, omelettes and so many meals.
  • Used in heating up and flavouring dishes
  • Used in seasoning fish, poultry and meat before cooking, BBQ or baking
  • Used in making chilli jam
  • Used in making chilli jelly
  • Scotch bonnet pepper is used as a natural insecticide.

Nutrients in Scotch Bonnet

  • Scotch Bonnet is high in vitamins A, C and K.
  • Contains an antioxidant called Capsaicin.
  • Contains Copper and Iron.

Health Benefits in Scotch Bonnet

  • Boosts body immunity with the vitamin C content.
  • Fights cancer, reduces inflammation and sinusitis with the aid of its antioxidant called capsaicin
  • Vitamin A content helps maintain healthy eyes
  • Sweating while eating Scotch Bonnet shows It increases the body metabolism.
  • When eating Scotch Bonnet the nose starts running, that mucus is bringing virus and bacteria out of the body.
  • The Iron and Copper content in Scorch Bonnet makes it great in blood cell formation

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