The Science-Backed Health Benefits of our Chile Peppers

Vibrant spice and color aside, the hot chile peppers in our Pikliz may offer a powerful array of health benefits. Scientific evidence shows that capsaicin, an especially potent compound in chile peppers, is a powerhouse in the nutrition department. 

In fact, one 2020 study showed that eating chile peppers regularly may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease by 26%! If you needed another reason to  pile on the Pikliz, that's a pretty good one in our book!

Alexandra’s Pikliz are made with a variety of peppers for color, flavor and to maximize the nutrition in every bite. As a result, our condiment is an excellent source of capsaicin in your diet.

rainbow of fresh chili peppers in red, yellow and green


Health Benefits of the Chili Peppers in Pikliz

1. A Healthy Gut Microbiome

Capsaicin from chile peppers causes your digestive tract to release anandamide, a compound shown to reduce inflammation in the gut. Reduced gut inflammation can ease symptoms of intestinal distress and may also reduce the risk of intestinal tumors. 

2. Heart Health

According to the Mayo Clinic, the anti inflammatory properties of capsaicin can also reduce heart disease by lowering plaque buildup in blood vessels.

3. Weight Loss

Studies suggest that consuming capsaicin from chile peppers can help reduce obesity. Eating capsaicin may increase the number of calories burned during exercise and improve cholesterol levels in the blood. 

4. Antioxidants

The rainbow of colors of chile peppers and sweet peppers indicate their wide range of plant compounds. In particular, peppers are an excellent source of antioxidants, which serve to fight cancer-causing free radicals in the body.