What Are Green Bell Peppers Good For? (EXPLAINED)

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What Are Green Bell Peppers Good For_

Question of the Day: What are green bell peppers good for?

Quick Answer: Green bell peppers are good for many things because of their high nutritional content and great taste.

Green bell peppers, sometimes called sweet peppers, have no heat but offer a strong pepper taste with a slightly bitter edge. You can add them to almost any recipe containing hotter peppers to give it more depth or use them as a flavor enhancer in soups and sauces. They are also delicious raw on sandwiches, pizzas, or simply dipped in hummus.

Beyond their flavor, green bell peppers are low in calories (30 cal. per 150g), net carbohydrates, and offer high levels of many nutrients that can be beneficial to your health.

Green bell peppers are considered rich in:

  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A, RAE
  • Protein
  • Potassium
  • Fiber
  • B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Antioxidants

and contain some iron, copper, vitamin E, and magnesium.