This multi-beneficial spice does everything from brightening up and adding a flavour kick to food, to preventing disease.
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Rich in Vitamin A, E, B6, Iron and Sodium, this nightshade originated in Central and South America and was domesticated over 5000 years ago, but used since 7500BC. It was Christopher Colombus who gave it the name ‘Pepper’.
It is wonderful added to a throat gargle with lemon, ginger, honey and hot water (and some garlic if you like) to ease sore throats. Alternatively you can add to orange juice to gargle and swallow.
Traditionally used for many things across different cultures, some including: Providing relief from muscle soreness, shingles, skin irritations and rheumatism.
|Botanical Name||Capsicum annuum|
|Organic Status||Certified Organic|
|Country of Origin||Egypt|
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