Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers (Capsicum annuum) aka: Sweet Peppers, Capsicum, Pimento, and Green Peppers, are bulky oval shaped fruits with a stem that gives them the shape of a bell from which they derive their name. Bell peppers have a thin outer skin, crisp flesh, and white inner pith which is studded with tiny seeds. One of the most vibrantly colored vegetables, bell peppers come in shades of red, yellow, orange, green, white, black and purple.

Health Benefits of Bell Peppers:
  • Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Cancer Risk
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)
  • The capsaicin in peppers is known to help increase blood flow, aid in alcohol metabolism, and is an expectorant that alleviates bronchitis and emphysema.
    *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Bell Peppers, and may not necessarily be related to Bell Peppers.
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Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Bell Peppers: Vitamin A | Vitamin B6 | Vitamin C | Vitamin K | Dietary Fiber | Manganese |

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Nutrition Facts
Peppers sweet green raw       
Serving Size 100g
Calories 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.17g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.058g0%
Cholesterol 0mg~%
Sodium 3mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 4.6g2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.7g7%
    Sugar 2.4g~
Protein 0.9g~
Vitamin A7%Vitamin C134%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 370IU7%
    Retinol equivalents 18μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 21μg~
    Beta-carotene 208μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 7μg~
Vitamin C 80.4mg134%
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.37mg2%
Vitamin K 7.4μg9%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone 0μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
Thiamin 0.057mg4%
Riboflavin 0.028mg2%
Niacin 0.48mg2%
Pantothenic acid 0.099mg1%
Vitamin B6 0.224mg11%
Folate 10μg3%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 10μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 10μg~
Choline 5.5mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin 341μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.34mg2%
Magnesium 10mg3%
Phosphorus 20mg2%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 175mg5%
Zinc 0.13mg1%
Copper 0.066mg3%
Manganese 0.122mg6%
Selenium 0μg~%
Water 93.89g~
Ash 0.43g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio0.15
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio6.75
Total Omega 3s8mg
18D3 Linolenic8mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)~mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic~mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s54mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)~mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)~mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)~mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic0mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)~mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)~mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Tryptophan 12mg4%
Histidine 10mg1%
Threonine 36mg3%
Isoleucine 24mg2%
Leucine 36mg1%
Lysine 39mg2%
Methionine 7mg1%
Cystine 12mg4%
Phenylalanine 92mg11%
Tyrosine 12mg1%
Valine 36mg2%
More Amino Acids  %RDI
Arginine 27mg4%
Alanine 36mg2%
Aspartic Acid 208mg1%
Glutamic Acid 194mg2%
Glycine 30mg1%
Proline 24mg4%
Serine 54mg11%
Hydroxyproline ~mg1%
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition 93.9%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.2

How to choose Bell Peppers: Look for firm peppers with vibrant colors and a strong smell. Avoid any peppers that are wrinkled, withered, or have no smell.

Climate and origin: Bell Peppers originated in Central and South America but are hardy plants that can grow in temperate to tropical climates.(zones 4-11 in the U.S.)

Taste: Bell peppers have a strong and sharp pungent taste which masks their sweetness. Their texture is crisp when raw and mushy when cooked.

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