CAPSICUM-PEPPERS

CAPSICUM-PEPPERS

BENEFITS

  • An excellent low-calories source of beta carotene and vitamin C.

Sweet peppers are related to chilies, or hot peppers, Both are natie to he Western Hemisphere and were named by spanish explorers who confused them which the unrelated peppercorn,

NUTRITIONAL VALUE : -   One medium pepper contains only 32 calories, but the vitamin content varies according to color. Volume for volume, peppers are a better source of vitamin C than citrus fruits. One medium green pepper procides more than 100 percent of the adult Recommended Dietary Allowance (rda) for vitamin C, whereas red peppers provide 50 percent more of this antioxidant, in contrast, a green pepper supplies only about 45 RE (retanol Equivalents) of beta carotent, compared to 438 RE of beta carotene in red peppers.

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