Red Pepper Flakes

Looking for a good spice to heat up your dishes?  But won’t overpower the flavor what you are cooking the spice in?  Look no further that red pepper flakes.  When I cook my meals for the week, I usually always have one dish that has red pepper in there, and I usually double the recommended amount. Red Pepper
It gives a nice kick while at the same time you don’t’ have to worry about burning your mouth while consuming it.  Some spices that kick up the heat of the dish, you taste it and then you can’t taste anything else since all that spice did was temporary impair your taste buds.
While I can go on about how much I enjoy the taste of red pepper, the spice does have some great health benefits to it as well.  So not only does it make your food taste better it helps your body as well.

Key Benefits

Helps with Ulcers and Tummy Aches – While this probably surprises a lot you, since we have been taught that hot spice upsets the stomach opposed to soothing it. That isn’t the case with red pepper.  Red pepper contains capsaicin, which helps to stimulate gastric mucosal blood flow which helps calms the stomach aches and ulcers.  While most heat spices stimulate the acid secretions that upset your stomach, red pepper doesn’t.  Red Pepper - Crushed
Helps With Your Weight – Research has shown that the heat from red peppers helps to stimulate your metabolism.  By stimulating your metabolism is helps your body prevent fat from sticking.  
Booster of the Immune System – Red pepper contains Vitamin A, a nutrient that helps keep your immune system healthy and functioning like it should.


Not bad for a spice that you thought only made your food spicer. What are your thoughts on red pepper?  Do you have any great recipes that use red pepper? if so please share.  Have any questions for me?  Please send me a message or start a discussion below.  Someone like you is think the same thing, however they are waiting on YOU to start the discussion.

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