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Bell Peppers : Nutrition and Facts

Bell peppers are produced from the flowering parts of the plant, which is likely to be categorized as fruit, but mistaken as vegetables. Major health benefits include eye health and prevention of anemia.

Knowing the gender of bell peppers : When flipped over, the ones with four (4) bumps are the female, while the ones with three (3) bumps are male. The female peppers are full of seeds, but sweeter and better to eat raw, and the males are better for cooking.

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This is contained in each 100g of red, green, yellow, raw and cooked bell peppers
Calories 31
Water 92%
Protein 1g
Carbs 6g
Sugar 4.2g
Fiber 2.1g
Fat 0.3g
Saturated 0.03g
Monounsaturated 0g
Polyunsaturated 0.07g
Omega-3 0.03g
Omega-6 0.05g

Carbohydrate 6g
Fiber 2.1g
Sugars 4.2g

Sucrose 0g
Glucose 1.9g
Fructose 2.3g
Lactose 0g
Maltose 0g
Galactose 0g

Starch 0g

Vitamins And Minerals
Bell peppers are loaded with various vitamins and minerals, and are exceptionally rich in vitamin C.

Vitamin C: One medium-sized red bell pepper contains 169% of the RDA for vitamin C, making it one of the richest dietary sources of this essential nutrient.
Vitamin B6: Pyridoxine is the most common type of vitamin B6, which is a family of nutrients that are important for the formation of red blood cells.
Vitamin K1: A form of vitamin K, also known as phylloquinone. It is important for blood clotting and bone health.
Potassium: An essential mineral that may improve heart health if consumed in adequate amounts.
Folate: Also known as folic acid, folacin, or vitamin B9, folate has a variety of functions in the body. Adequate folate intake is very important during pregnancy.
Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant, essential for healthy nerves and muscles. The best dietary sources of this fat-soluble vitamin are oils, nuts, seeds, and vegetables.
Vitamin A: Red bell peppers are high in pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene), which is converted into vitamin A in the body.

3 thoughts on “Bell Peppers : Nutrition and Facts”

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  2. I hate bell pepper I now have reasons to like it. I can distinguish between male and female bell pepper. Nice one chef Caleb. Thanks

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