Superfoods: Peppers

peppers

A little bit of History:

Peppers come in a rainbow of colors such as red, green and even black! They are available throughout the year, but are at their best between August and September

Benefits:

Bell Peppers are packed with vitamin C and beta – carotene, powerful defense against free radicals. They also protect you from a number of cancers, heart attaches and strokes due to their high content of vitamin B6 and folic acid, which reduces levels of homocysteine, a substance created in almost every cell of the body. Bell peppers are one of the few sources of lycopene, which protects against cancers of cervix and pancreas.

Tips:

  • If the pepper’s skin seems waxy, scrub it under a running tap until it looses its luster
  • Create an arrabiata pasta sauce by adding peppers and chilli to a basic tomato sauce
  • Stew some peppers with some beef pieces and paprika to create an authentic Hungarian goulash
  • Fill your peppers with cheese and cooked rice, then back in the oven until roasted to perfection
  • Add color and taste to a crunchy cucumber salad by using an assortment of red, green and yellow peppers

 

Do you have any favorite pepper recipes? or other cool tips on this superfood?

 

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