Superfoods: 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


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.


  • 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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