Question of the Day: Are banana peppers good for weight loss?
Quick Answer: Yes, banana peppers are good for weight loss. They are highly nutritious and contain, on average, only 5.35 grams of carbohydrates, 3.4 of which are dietary fiber. Banana peppers have a glycemic index of 15 which is very low and won’t cause insulin spikes that some believe contribute to weight gain.
It is important to remember that the above applies to fresh banana peppers only. Banana peppers sold in jars at your local grocery can contain various additives, including sugar and large amounts of sodium, that could jeopardize your weight loss goals. It is always a good practice to read the labels of any processed foods you consider buying.