Pepper, also known as Capsicum, which refers to its pungency. Luckily, not all types of peppers produce a burning sensation in the throat. However, it is a fact that the capsaicin found in hot pepper promotes weight loss, reduces one’s appetite and enhances physical performance as well. 100 grams of raw pepper contain between 70 and 250 mg vitamin C depending on the type of pepper. So in summer there is no healthier or more effective way of taking vitamin C than eating your favorite type of pepper on a regular basis.