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Black pepper: health benefits

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Did you know that in addition to being a spice to spice up meals, it offers great health benefits. Don't look away and keep reading.

Black pepper is native to the Malabar Coast in India, from where it was introduced into various regions of tropical Asian climates. It is a perennial vine with a fickle woody stem, which can grow more than 4 meters, with simple leaves of 5 to 10 cm long by 3 to 6 cm wide, and supported by trees or any other support.

The fruit is a green berry between 4 and 8mm in diameter, which turns yellow and then red as it ripens, that is why we find in the market a variety of bell pepper (green, black, white). The black bell pepper is the most consumed and has the most intense flavor and aroma.

https://www.spicejungle.com/the-jungle/where-does-black-pepper-come-from

Due to its high piperine content, bell pepper has a spicy flavor, which is found in the skin of the fruit and in the seed.

Pepper can be found in supermarkets in whole grains or ground. Usually the whole grains are preserved for a long time so some cooks use a grinder to grind it and thus get a fresher product.

However, this spice has not only been used to season and give an exotic flavor to foods, but has also been used since ancient times for health. That is why I leave you with the health benefits of these grains.

Benefits of black pepper:

  • Black pepper is a wonderful spice to spice up food, since in addition to giving taste to the dishes we prepare it is very beneficial to treat some disorders and strengthen our health in the face of internal threats.

  • It is appetizing and digestive, it increases salivation and gastric secretions. Since it acts by stimulating the digestive juices and enzymes, in this way it favors digestion.

  • It reduces cholesterol: it contains vegetable phytosterols, which reduce the natural absorption of cholesterol from the diet, producing a hypocholesterolemic effect.

https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/cholesterol-diet-what-to-eat-and-avoid-to-lower-bad-cholesterol-1746881
  • Antioxidant: due to its high content of vitamin C, beta-carotene, it prevents the oxidation of substances in the cells, helps their proper functioning and prevents premature aging, also inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells.

  • It increases the absorption of other beneficial substances such as selenium, curcumin, beta-carotene and B vitamins.

  • Benefit to the skin: Pepper helps to cure vitiligo, a disease that causes depigmentation in some areas of the skin. Studies suggest that the piperine contained in pepper stimulates the production of pigments.

https://www.apollodiagnostics.in/disease/lower-respiratory-tract-infections/
  • Black pepper is also used to treat the symptoms of respiratory infections because it contains capsaicin, a chemical component that helps clear the airways and improve blood flow.

  • It has a high content of vitamins a and minerals such as: Thiamine, pyridoxine, riboflavin, folic acid, choline, copper, iron, calcium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.

Black pepper is one of the spices that should never be missing in our kitchen, because in addition to giving an exquisite taste to food contains medicinal properties that help prevent disease and make our immune system stronger.

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