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Are Peppers Good For You?

by Toni Olukiran

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Bell peppers are an essential in many households around the world; used in soups, stews, curries and much, much more. How good for you are they though? Here’s the full lowdown on peppers and why they should be in your shopping basket. 

Bell peppers are the versatile vegetable used in many famous dishes globally, but did you know that they’re technically a fruit — in fact, they’re specifically a berry? Of course, we typically treat it as a vegetable, and though referred to as ‘sweet peppers’, this is more often to differentiate them from chilli peppers.

Do peppers have any nutritional value?

Peppers are high in some key nutrients, making them a great vegetable to cook. They are low in calories, but a good source of protein — one bell pepper contains around 5g of protein. They are also rich in vitamins, including Vitamins C, B6, K, E and A. They are also a good source of important minerals, including potassium and folate. 

Are peppers good for you?

Yes, peppers make excellent additions to a balanced diet. They contain compounds that may help with eye health, and can help prevent anaemia due to its good iron levels and excellent amount of vitamin C. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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