Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers

 

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Carbs in Red Peppers
All Bell Peppers (sweet peppers) start out green.  As they ripen they become red, yellow, orange, or even purple or white.  Red Bell peppers have higher concentrations of many nutrients than other Bell peppers.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Red Bell Peppers

  • ½ cup chopped red Bell pepper: 3 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1.5 grams fiber and 23 calories
  • ½ cup sliced red Bell pepper: 2 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 14 calories
  • 1 medium red Bell pepper (about 2¾” long and 2½” or about 4¼ oz.): 5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 37 calories

Estimated Glycemic Load of Red Bell Peppers

  •     ½ cup chopped red Bell pepper: 1.5
  •     ½ cup sliced red Bell pepper: 1
  •     1 medium red Bell pepper (about 2¾” long and 2½” or about 4¼ oz.): 2

Health Benefits of Red Bell Peppers
Red Bell peppers are an excellent source of many nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin B6.  They are also a very good source of vitamin E and folate, and a good source of Vitamin E, vitamin K, and potassium.

Red Bell peppers are also a rich source of antioxidants which may help protecting human body cells from damage.  These include phytonutrients, such as lycopene.

 

Green Bell Peppers
Green Bell peppers can add a fresh note to salads, omelets and other dishes.  They also add color, particularly when combined with other peppers.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Green Bell Peppers

  • ½ cup chopped green Bell pepper: 2.5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 15 calories
  • ½ cup sliced green Bell pepper: 1.5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 9 calories
  • 1 medium green Bell pepper (about 2¾” long and 2½” or about 4¼ oz.): 6 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 24 calories

Estimated Glycemic Load of Green Bell Peppers

  • ½ cup chopped green Bell pepper: 1
  • ½ cup sliced green Bell pepper: 1
  • 1 medium green Bell pepper (about 2¾” long and 2½” or about 4¼ oz.): 2

Health Benefits of Green Bell Peppers
Green Bell peppers are an outstanding source of vitamin C, a very good source of vitamin B6 and vitamin K, and a good source of manganese.

Green Bell peppers are also a good source of antioxidants which may help protecting cells of human body from damage.

 

Glycemic 血糖
Phytonutrients 植物營養素
Lycopene 番茄紅素
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