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Bell Peppers

Posted by terrepruitt on October 23, 2010

All, I love bell peppers. For a long time it was the only vegetable I would eat. GREEN bell peppers. I like all colors now. As you may have seen I like them grilled and filled with cheese. I also like them on sandwiches and salads. I prefer them raw. The only way I like them cooked is if they are still crunchy.

The red ones have lycopene in them, the same antioxidant compound that tomatoes have. The one that is thought to help reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

Nutrition Facts from Livestrong website

  • Serving Size: 1 large bell pepper (164g)

Calories 33
Total Fat 0.3 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Sodium 4.9 mg
Potassium 287 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.6 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Sugars 3.9 g
Protein 1.4 g
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 220%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%

Red showing up with a few more calories and carbs, and less fiber, but A LOT more Vitamin A and C.

  • Serving Size: 1 medium pepper (148 g)

Calories 30
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0m g
Sodium 0 mg
Potassium 210mg
Total Carbohydrate 8 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 140%
Vitamin C 380%
Iron 4%

WH Foods, says:  Bell peppers are not ‘hot’. They contain a recessive gene that eliminates capsaicin, the compound responsible for the ‘hotness’ found in other peppers.

I am glad they are so good for you because I love them. I can eat a whole one easy. Just slice it and eat it. That is what I was going to do when I took this picture. Do you like bell peppers? Do you like them raw or cooked?

8 Responses to “Bell Peppers”

  1. suzicate said

    We took the rest of the peppers we grew this year and grilled them…red and green ones, super sweet, yummy!

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    • I wish we could grow —- ok, to be honest, since I am NOT a gardener —- I wish my husband would grow peppers. I think we tried, but the animals got them or . . . . I don’t even remember.

      I am jealous you grew some!

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  2. Raw with dip or sliced into a mixture of other veggies saute’d in olive oil with some seasonings and add in a little ground venison. One dish meal. :o)

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    • Sounds like you just like ’em. Do you prefer the green or another color? For me I prefer green for all around eating and cooking, but the red, yellow, and orange for a touch of sweetness.

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  3. pegbur7 said

    I love them raw but will eat them cooked too. I just don’t like them “hot”. Hubby and the kids love like all the hot ones. My tummy does NOT.

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    • I don’t like anything spicy hot. I don’t even like blake pepper.

      I don’t mind the bell peppers slightly cooked, but I don’t like them when they are cooked so much they are mushy or slimy or mushing and slimy. Ewww.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Albert said

    Hi, Terre. It seems that you are great fan of ball peppers since you expressed your love for them at least twice in the post! Well, ball peppers are packed with nutrients such as Vitamin B6, Vitamin 6 and folic acid. Studies have shown that ball peppers can reduce occurrence of diseases such as cancer, heart attacks, cataracts etc.

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  5. […] in a long time. Have you ever seen one? The different colors have a different nutritional values. I posted about the green and the red before. Do you like bell peppers? Is there a color you […]

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