Hot Pepper (Red Pepper / Sun-dried Pepper)
pepper is an essential food for Korean tables.
Its hot taste comes from ‘capsaicin.’ Because of its hot and spicy nature, hot
pepper is good for those who often experience stomach indigestion due to the
coldness of their bodies. The hot taste
promotes digestion by stimulating the salivary gland and gastric gland to
secret more gastric acid.
Hot pepper also contains a lot of vitamins A and
After spending a lot of time inside
air-conditioned rooms, we can easily develop various respiratory diseases. Vitamin A enhances resistance against these
diseases. Vitamin C in hot pepper is
about 20 times greater than that in apples.
Also, capsaicin keeps heat from oxidating vitamin C. Hot pepper is harvested between August and