Pimiento peppers Facts

Pimiento peppers also known as cherry peppers is a perennial herbaceous shrub that has a smooth, conical or heart shaped about 3 to 5 inches long and 2 to 2½ inches wide fruit which has thick, sweet, red to reddish yellow flesh and is sweet, succulent in taste. Because of its higher nutritional value and amazing taste it is found used in several food items throughout the world since ancient times.

Name Pimiento pepper
Scientific Name Capsicum annuum
Native Native to southern North America and northern South America
Common/English Name Pimento, cherry pepper or Sheep Nose
Name in Other Languages Nepal : Bhede Khursani
Afrikaans : Rissie
Egypt : Felfel Achdar
Amharic : Yafranj Karya
Galician : Pementón
Arabic : Fulful Baladî
Lithuanian : Paprika
Uzbek : Qalampir
Austria : Paprika
Tajik : Qalamfur
Basque : Piperrautsa
Spanish : Ají
Belgium : Peper
Philippines : Sili ( Bikol )
Bulgarian : Cherven Piper
Romanian : Ardei
Croatian : Paprika
Albanian : Specë
Czech : Paprika
Danish : Chilipeber
Iraq : Fil fi l
Swahili : Mpilipili
Dutch : Paprika
Thai : Prik Yuak
Estonian : Harilik Parika
Tigrinya : Gue
Kazakh : Burış
French : Piment Annuel
Armenian : Garmir Bghbegh
Georgian : Bulgaruli
Laos : Mak Pet Nyai
German : Cayennepfeffer
Hebrew : Pilpel
Maldive Islands : Rihamirus ( Dhivehi )
Yiddish: Paprike
Hungarian : Bell Paprika
India : Molar ( Gujarati )
Portuguese : Colorau
Indonesia : Cabai
Swiss : Poivre D’espagne
Farsi : Paprika
Turkish : Biber
Italian : Peperone
Azeri : İstiot
Japanese : Banshō
Esperanto : Paprika
Korean : Namcho
Catalan : Pebrotera
Lebanese : Felfel Lelece
Vietnamese : Ot
Macedonia : Piper
Slovencina : Paprika
Malaysia : Cabai
Finnish : Paprika
Maltese : Bżar Ikkulurit
Swedish : Paprika
Icelandic : Paprikuduft
Norwegian : Paprika
Chinese : Chiao-Tzu
Papiamento : Promenton
Greek : Pipera
Polish : Papryka
Brazil : Pimenta
Russian : Perets Krasnyj
Breton : Pimant Dous
Serbian : Paprika
Latvian : Dārzeņpipari
Quechuan : Uchu
Plant Growth Habit Small, branched, mostly erect, annual or perennial herbaceous shrub
Growing Climate Productive in dry and warm climates without winter frosts
Soil Well structured, well drained, friable, sandy loam
Plant Size 30–80cm tall
Root Short or deep tap root
Stem Glabrescent, densely branched
Leaf Alternate, solitary or paired; petiole 4–7cm; leaf blade oblong ovate, ovate, or ovate lanceolate, 4–13 × 1.5–4cm, glabrescent, base narrowed, margin entire and wavy, apex short acuminate or acute
Flower Small, off-white, (sometimes purplish) pendent.
Fruit Shape & Size Berries large, heart-shaped that measures 3 to 4 in (7 to 10 cm) long and 2 to 3 in (5 to 7 cm) wide
Fruit Color Green that mature to bright red.
Flesh Color Thick, red to reddish yellow colored
Flavor/aroma Mild, sweet flavor
Taste Sweet, succulent
Seed Pale yellow, discoid or reniform, 3–5 mm across.
Major Nutrition Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 163 mg (181.11%)
Iron, Fe 3.23 mg (40.38%)
Vitamin A, RAE 255 µg (36.43%)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.413 mg (31.77%)
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 15.9 µg (13.25%)
Copper, Cu 0.094 mg (10.44%)
Total dietary Fiber 3.6 g (9.47%)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.115 mg (8.85%)
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1.32 mg (8.80%)
Manganese, Mn 0.177 mg (7.70%)
Health Benefits
  • Treatment of Cancer
  • Alleviates Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Supports Skin Health and Cell Growth
  • Protects Eye Health
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Proper Growth
  • Prevents anemia
  • Helps People with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Sugar level
  • Helps with Joint Mobility and to Treat Arthritis
Calories in 1cup (192 gm) 44 Kcal