Though they belong to the same family of chilli peppers, capsicum are milder or even sweeter in taste.
Capsicum can be eaten raw or cooked. The pepper is also used for stuffing with fillings. Can be used in recipes such as curries, pizzas, breakfast hashes, stir fries, pasta dishes. soups, salads, or roasted as a topping for hummus. The best way to incorporate capsicum into your diet is by pairing it with a dip and eating it raw.
Capsicums are an excellent source of vitamin A and C.
They are also a good source of dietary fibre, vitamin E, B6 and folate.
The sweetness of capsicums is due to their natural sugars (green capsicums have less sugar than red capsicums).
Capsicum contains a compound called capsaicin and it is believed that it blocks the pain transmission to the spinal cord.
Store capsicums in the crisper section of your fridge. Capsicum should be used within five days.