Red, yellow, orange, green, brown, white and purple
Major growing area
Native to the Southern Americas
Sweet levels increase and bitter levels take a plunge when going from green to yellow or orange and finally to red bell peppers.
AYURVEDA & MEDICINAL USES
Bell pepper is rich in nutrients that make it effective in preventing a number of diseases and promoting overall good health. Unlike other chilli peppers, the bell pepper also has much less calories and fats. They are a rich source of Vitamin C (especially red bell peppers) and help protect you from scurvy, eliminate pro-inflammatory free radicals from your body and develop resistance against potential infections. Sweet bell pepper possesses anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties. It has also proven to be effective in reducing triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels in those battling obesity.
Bell peppers are not ‘hot’ compared to other peppers. You can even take a bit of it raw! This is due to the lower levels of capsaicin when compares to other types of peppers.
Since red peppers are ripe, they are the sweetest tasting of the three.
Stuffed bell pepper is a favourite at the meal table. Wash the bell peppers; discard their stems and also the core with the seeds. Stuff with cheese or meat and cook or roast. Guaranteed delights!
For a quick and delicious bite, grill and serve with sauce, cheese, and olive oil or with dips
Did you know sweet peppers are a popular ingredient in pizza and pasta?
You can also add sweet peppers to Chinese-style vegetable stir-fries, and noodles. You’ve only got to make sure you chop them finely!
NUTRIENTS & VALUES PER 100g EDIBLE PORTION
|Total Fat||0.30 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2.1 g|
|Vitamin E||1.58 mg|