Bell Peppers

Bell peppers contain many nutrients. They contain vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B6, beta carotene and folic acid. They also contain phytochemicals which have powerful antioxidants, capsaicin and flavonoids. Red bell peppers have higher levels of nutrients than the green variety. They also contain lycopene which helps protect against heart disease and cancer. They are very versatile and can be eaten in a variety of ways both cooked and raw.

Unfortunately they are listed as one of the “dirty dozen” vegetables which can contain large amounts of pesticides. Be sure to buy organic when possible.  To view recipes with bell peppers click here bell peppers

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