Ingredient Spotlight: Bell Peppers

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Bell peppers rock!Meet Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are crunchy, sweet vegetables that come in a variety of colors. Did you know that red bell peppers are often simply ripened green bell peppers? Red bell peppers are usually the sweetest kind of bell pepper, followed by yellow and orange bell peppers, with green bell peppers as the least sweet. Purple and white bell peppers also exist, though these are rarer than the others.

Bell peppers are super versatile, adding a lively crunch when raw and a mellow sweetness when cooked. Try them in salads and soups!

Nutrition Facts: Red Bell Pepper

  • A single medium-sized red bell pepper contains 30 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g sugar, and 1 g protein.
  • That serving also contains 140% DV of  vitamin A,  380% DV of vitamin C, and 4% DV of iron.

Stats from caloriecount.about.com.

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