Strange and Healthy facts about green chilli(mirchi)

This small hot spicy green chilli does not only add spice and flavor to the dishes but have many healthy benefits also. Very few people know about the healthy facts about green chilli.

green chilli


Known by different names – Chilly, Mirchi, Chile, Paprika, Chile pepper, Aji.

Chile – USA

Chile pepper – UK

Chilli or Mirchi – India

Molzhukai – Tamil

Marchu – Gujrati

There are around 400 types of chilli.

Largest producer of Mirchi is India.

Chilli, Tomatoes and Potatoes are belong to same family.

Green chilli contain 6 times of Vitamin C present in a single orange.

Fresh green chilli contains Vitamin C and dried chilli is rich in Vitamin A.

Burning sensation comes from Capsaicin present in green chilli.

More Capsaicin in the chilli means more burning sensation.

Green chilli rich in:

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Riboflavin or Vitamin B2
  • Niacin or nicotinic acid
  • Vitamin B6
  • Folate or folic acid
  • Tryptophan (Essential Amino Acid)
  • Lysine (Essential Amino Acid)
  • Phenylalaine (Essential Amino Acid)

Healthy benefits:

  • Improves immune system

Regularly intake of green chilli helps in improving immune system. Because it contains Vitamin A.

  • Weight loss

Green chilly have no fats and helps in maintaining cholesterol level in the body. Capsaicin present in green chilli burns the calories, by which it is very helpful in weight loss.

  • Improves eye vision

As we all know Vitamin A is known for good eye vision, therefore green chilly helps in maintaining good eye vision because it contains Vitamin A.

  • Maintain skin health

Green chilly is rich in Vitamin C and A, which reduces free radicals in the body and purify the blood. Capsaicin present in the green chilly helps in treating wrinkles of skin. It also makes face red and good for skin tone.

  • Helps in burning calories

green chilly helps in burning calories because it contains Capsaicin.

  • Helps in digestion

Problem of indigestion can be cure by eating green chilli. Green chilli helps in digestion because of its strong properties.

  • Reduce blood clots

If green chilli taken regularly, then it helps in reducing blood clots.

  • Makes body warm

Burning sensation after eatin green chilli makes body warm. So whenever you feel like cold must eat chilly.

  • Maintains blood pressure

Potassium present in green chilli helps in maintaining blood pressure levels.

  • Fight cancer

Green chilli is rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin C have the properties of fighting against cancer. Therefore regular intake of it will keep you away from cancer.

  • Helps in curing arthritis

Cream which is made up of Capsaicin, helps in curing arthritis.

  • Cure diabetes

Chilli lower the level of blood sugar. It reduces the risk of diabetes and helpful for the people who are overweight.

  • Decrease the risk of  diseases

As we discuss above so many healthy nutritional value of green chilly, so you must take it regularly to keep away from risk of diseases.

  • Provides energy

Capsaicin present in green chilli provides energy to the body and helpful in burning calories.


Green chilli should be taken in a proper quantity at a time. Because it can create gastric problem if taken in a higher amount.

So enjoy the spice and flavor of green chilli everyday and keep your self healthy.

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