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|Common name||Bell pepper, Sweet pepper, Pepper|
|Scientific name||Capsicum annuum|
|INCI name||Capsicum Annuum Fruit Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||파프리카추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant /|
|Known active compounds||quercetin, catechin, beta-carotene|
Bell pepper also known as sweet pepper is a cultivar group of Capsicum annuum. It is the most widely cultivated variety of Capsicum. It produces fruits that are different colors including red, yellow, orange, and green. The bell pepper does not produce capsaicin, a compound that is responsible for the hot taste of other fruits in genus Capsicum. Bell peppers are eaten raw as salad, grilled, roasted or pickled. It is also a popular ingredient in soups and sauces. The sweetness of bell pepper is amplified by roasting. Bell peppers are rich in vitamin C and vitamin B6 and are good sources of potassium. It contains various flavonoids including catechin and quercetin.
The anti-oxidant activities of bell peppers were shown by several assays including DPPH radical scavenging assay, ABTS assay, β-carotene bleaching test, and FRAP assay. When compared with other cultivars, C. annuum cultivars show higher anti-oxidant activity relatable to the higher phenols and capsaicinoids content. Bell peppers show more anti-oxidant activity when matured.