Nutritional Facts About Bell Pepper

Bell peppers Health Benefits

Nutritional facts about bell-pepper
Bell Peppers

Bell peppers can be easily grown and is a good choice for your home garden, I have had the privilege of watching my mother in law grow them in her garden and it was a delightful sight to see as they mature and grow so healthy not to mention harvesting them and being able to eat off our own labor. Nothing like harvesting vegetables from your home garden.

More on bell pepper’s color

Have you ever wondered why bell peppers are three different colors, Over the years I believe this was a question that stood somewhere in the back of my mind, and do you think the color really matters, It’s amazing though that when

mixing these three colors together in a salad or some other dish the effect these peppers can bring, making that salad or that dish more delightful or inviting.

What’s amazing also is in supermarkets red and yellow bell pepper cost a whole lot more than green bell peppers. Now let’s dive in and learn some fun facts about these peppers.

Green bell pepper

Green bell peppers are not sweet like their family the yellow and red bell pepper, green bell pepper has a bitter taste. Green bell peppers are picked before they reach maturity, or ripened that’s why they remain green.

Nutritional facts

Green bell pepper contains Vitamin A and Vitamin C, also green peppers are a good source of  potassium

Health facts

Besides nutritional facts what else is green bell pepper good for, green bell peppers have been known to improve our lung function, fights cancer, repairs tissue, helps with vision, helps your immune system, and repair cells.

Yellow bell peppers

Yellow bell peppers are harvested when they are almost ripe, yellow bell peppers are somewhat sweet to the taste and can help add an array of colors to your soups, salads, steam foods, and many other dishes.

Nutritional facts

Yellow peppers contain Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B, potassium, copper, magnesium, and niacin.

Health facts

The  Vitamins that are found in yellow bell peppers aids the body in its fight against heart disease, helps boost the immune system, aids in blood sugar level and helps fight against cancer.

Red bell peppers

Red bell peppers are red because they are fully mature, at this stage, these peppers have a sweet taste. Red bell peppers can also add not only that beautiful red color to the many dishes that are prepared but also give that sweet flavor.

Nutritional facts

Red bell peppers contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, antioxidants, magnesium, and Vitamin B6.

Health facts

The Vitamins that are found in red bell peppers can help to fight prostate cancer, breast cancer, Heart disease, boost the immune system, helps fight against lung cancer, and can aid in weight loss.

The final word

While it’s wonderful to hear all the good things bell peppers can do, If peppers are overcooked they can lose their strength. Therefore it’s better to eat them raw in salads or if you must cook them, do not overcook but rather cook them to the point where they will

still have some crunch to them, in this way you will still have some of the nutrient content. But in my opinion, I still believe that uncooked is better. So let’s make these beautiful veggies a part of our diet.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

4 thoughts on “Nutritional Facts About Bell Pepper”

  1. Oh man, I have actually wondered many times what the different colored peppers meant. I assumed they were different varieties even though other than color they appeared the same. I did notice that green-peppers were not as sweet tasting as yellow and red. I have seriously thought about Googling the topic like so many other topics but just never got a round to it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hello Norman,
    I am a vegan and I love to eat bell peppers! I do plan to construct a vegetable garden of my own. Your website will come in handy for me with loads of information you have to share. I know you are going to help many people with choosing the right vegetables to grow in their gardens! 🙂

    • Good morning my dare lady it is so nice to meet you, i am glad that you liked my article. Thanks a lot for those encouraging words all the best to you an best of luck with constructing your vegetable garden. If you need any other advice feel free to give me a shout, and please do tell others about my site, thanks again and have a good day.


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