Red bell pepper: nutritional facts & health benefits

Many people think that bell peppers are vegetables but they are fruits, they belong to the nightshade family. It has many colors green, yellow, orange, and red. They contain many vitamins that help you to be in good health. In this article, we will tell you more about red bell pepper’s health benefits.

Nutritional facts:

Raw fresh is composed of 92 % water and the rest are protein, fats, and carbohydrates.

1-Red bell pepper:

Each 149 gram ( 1 cup ) contains:

31 calorie.

92% of water.

2.1 grams of fibers, for more information about fibers health benefits, check this article:

0.3 grams of fat.

4.2 grams of sugar.

1 gram of protein.

6 grams of carbs ( glucose and fructose that give it sweet taste).

Vitamins and minerals:

190 mg of vitamin C, for more information about vitamin C health benefits, check this article:

0.4 mg of vitamin B6.

0.5 mg of pantothenic acid.

8.3 mg of choline.

0.1 mg of betaine.

54.7 mcg of folate.

7.3 mcg of vitamin K1.

4666 IU of vitamin A

7.3 mg of vitamin E, for more information about vitamin E health benefits, check this article:

0.1 mg of Thiamin.

0.1 mg of Riboflavin.

1.5 mg of Thiamin.

1.5 mg of Niacin.

314 mg of potassium.

10.4 mg of calcium, for more information about calcium health benefits, check this article:,

0.1 mg of selenium.

0.2 mg of manganese.

0.4 mg of zinc.

6 mg of sodium.

0.6 mg of iron.

17.99 mg of magnesium, for more information about magnesium health benefits, check this article:

38.7 mg of phosphorus.

Antioxidants :

Lutein, quercetin, violaxanthin, capsanthin, and luteolin.

Health benefits:

1- It is very important for your nervous system and muscle health.

2- It helps in your vision protection.

3- It is very important for your bone health and blood clotting.

4-It is very important during pregnancy because it provides your body with folate.

5- Improves your immunity because of high vitamin C content.

6- Help in red blood cell formation.

7- improves your heart health.

8- Protect you from cancer.

9- Protect you from anemia. To conclude, red bell pepper contains many essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help you to have good health.

Do not forget to add it to your diet and you can give red pepper sticks to your child instead of sugar to help him to grow up in good health.

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