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Spices, Red Pepper Flakes

Foods / Spices, Red Pepper Flakes

About This Food

Description

Red pepper is made from the ground fruit of a plant in the Capsicum family.

The fruits, commonly known as "chilies" or "chili peppers", are small, fiery red or orange pods which rarely grow to more than 4 inches in length. The ground spice ranges from orange-red, to deep, dark red.

Red pepper is used to achieve the characteristically hot flavor of Mexican, Creole, Cajun, Thai, Szechuan, and Indian cooking.

Red pepper contains capsaicin - the phytonutrient responsible for producing their heat. This spice also help to reduce inflammation in the body, causes the brain to release feel-good substances called endorphins and helps to boost weight loss efforts.

Selecting & Storing

Store red pepper in a cool, dry place.

Special diets
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • VitaminA
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s)pepper

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Calories: 6

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 12 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.31 g
Saturated Fat
0.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.05 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.15 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
12 g
ALA
12 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1.02 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.53 g
Sugars
0.19 g
Fiber
0.49 g
Protein
0.22 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
748.98 IU
15%
Vitamin C
1.38 mg
2%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.54 IU
2%
Vitamin B6
0.04 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
1.45 mg
2%
Folate
1.91 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.16 mg
1%
Riboflavin
0.02 mg
1%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
0.93 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
2.66 mg
0%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.14 mg
1%
Magnesium
2.74 mg
1%
Manganese
0.04 mg
2%
Phosphorous
5.27 mg
1%
Potassium
36.25 mg
1%
Selenium
0.16 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.54 mg
0%
Zinc
0.04 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
393.12 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
112.54 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
236.83 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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