Red Pepper: Nutritional value
Vitamin B3 | Vitamin B6 | Vitamin C | Vitamin E | Vitamin K | Beta-carotene | Biotin | Folate| Calcium | Iodine | Iron | Magnesium | Manganese | Phosphorus | Potassium | Zinc | Fibre
Red Pepper Benefits
• Good for the Heart
• Good for the Skin
All the colour and benefits of the red pepper.
This colourful vegetable not only tastes and looks great but is also full of a diversity of nutrients. The red pepper does a great job in boosting one’s immunity. They have a very high water content, which is helpful in flushing out the toxins from the body. They are also packed with beta-carotene and vitamin C. These two are a great aid in the treatment of colds and infections, and also boost the immune system. Only one 150g serving of red peppers already contains the average a person needs of these vitamins.
Not only great in boosting immunity, red pepper also contains lycopene, the same one found in the tomato. Lycopene is an antioxidant that also possesses cancer fighting properties.
The nutritional value of red peppers are much superior to that of green and yellow peppers. Another interesting fact is that one large red pepper possesses 3 times more vitamin C (209 mg) than an average orange (70 mg).
This legume works great for flavour and nutrition not just on cooking but also on juicing!
We couldn’t have written this article without the valuable help of the Wikipedia entry on Red Pepper, and also the book The Top 100 Healing Foods: 100 Foods to Relieve Common Ailments and Enhance Health and Vitality (The Top 100 Recipes Series), by Paula Bartimeus. It’s a great and ultra helpful book and we love it and it’s available from Amazon! 🙂