Scotch bonnet peppers are an excellent source of phytochemicals, vitamin A, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), iron, vitamin B, carotenoids, niacin, riboflavin, dietary fibre, flavonoids and magnesium.
The main agent of the fruit that aids in health is a substance known as capsaicin. This substance is sometimes used for manufacturing medications such as analgesic, pepper spray and circulatory stimulants. It is what causes the burning sensation.
Capsaicin is known to be helpful in warding off breast, stomach and other cancers as it slows the growth of carcinogenic cells which lead to cancer.