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Peppers

Sweet peppers are native to South America. Peppers and chillies are both members of the capsicum family. To distinguish between them, peppers are called sweet peppers, bell peppers and even bullnose peppers.

Health Benefits
  • Naturally fat free
  • Naturally low in calories
  • Naturally high in fibre
  • A source protein food as 15% of its calories come from protein which contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass and normal bones.
  • 100g of red pepper provides 126mg of vitamin C, yellow 121mg and green 120mg.
  • High in folate which contributes to normal function of the immune system and reduces tiredness and fatigue.
  • A source of vitamin B6

 

 

Nutritional Value

 

    Per 100g (Raw Green) Per 100g (Raw Red) Per 100g (Raw Yellow)  
Calories   15Kcal 21Kcal 23Kcal  
Protein   0.8g 0.8g 0.8g  
Carbohydrate   2.6g 4.3g 4.6g  
Fat   0.3g 0.2g 0.2g  
Fibre   1.6g (NSP) 1.0g (NSP) 2.2g (AOAC) 1.0g (NSP) 2.2g (AOAC)  

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