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Nutrition Facts about Bell Peppers

Colorful bell peppers

Colorful bell peppers

Colorful bell peppers

Colorful bell peppers

Bell peppers are low in calories and packed with beneficial vitamins and minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Green peppers are nutritious; their colorful counterparts are even more so.

Here is the nutrition information for one cup of raw green bell peppers, like you might have in a salad or on a veggie plate to dip into yummy hummus:

Nutrition Facts Bell Peppers

Source: peppers%2C_raw_nutritional_value.html

Here are some of the compounds in bell peppers:

Fiber: Bell peppers are high in fiber, which is essential for a healthy diet.

Iron: Iron helps transport oxygen in your red blood cells. One serving of bell peppers provides 3% of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA).

Potassium: Important for heart health.

Vitamin A: Your body needs vitamin A for healthy vision, cell growth, immune system health, and reproductive health.

Vitamin B6: This is an essential nutrient that supports metabolic health.

Vitamin C: The vitamin C in bell peppers is an antioxidant necessary for immune system and skin health. Green bell peppers have twice as much vitamin C as oranges; red and yellow bell peppers have four times as much! Maybe it’s time to switch up your breakfast routine and have a pepper instead of orange juice!

Did you know all these nutrition facts about bell peppers? Please tell us what you think.


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