Sweet pepper

Sweet pepper ( bell pepper ) , also known as sweet pepper, capsicum, is scientifically classified as Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Asterids Order: Solanales Family: Solanaceae Subfamily: Solanoideae Tribe: Capsiceae Genus: Capsicum.

The bell pepper is a cultivar group of the species Capsicum annuum. Cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colors, including red, yellow, orange, green, chocolate/brown, vanilla/white, and purple. Bell peppers and a host of pepper cousins are some of the most versatile vegetables in the kitchen, no matter where you go in the world. They make a yummy sauté with onions, and find themselves sliced or diced in salads, soups, and casseroles.

Health Benefits

Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C, like green peppers, for instance, which contain more than twice the vitamin C of an orange, helps protect against scurvy, boosts the immune system, lowers inflammation in the arteries that leads to heart disease, diabetes, and cholesterol build up, and scavenges harmful free radicals from the body. Other nutritional benefits of bell peppers include thiamin, niacin, folate, magnesium, and copper.

Nutrient Facts

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy   84kj
Dietary fiber   1.8g
Carbohydrates   4.64g
Sugars   2.4g
Fat   0.17g
Protein   0.86g
Calcium 1% 10mg
Copper 0%  0mg
Iron 3% 0.34mg
Magnesium 3% 10mg
Manganese 6% 0.122mg
Phosphorus 3% 20mg
Potassium 4% 175mg
Sodium 0%  3mg
Zinc 1%  0.13mg
Vitamin A IU % 0mg
Vitamin A equivalent 2% 18mg
Beta-Carotene 2% 208mg
B1 - Thiamine 5% 0.057mg
B2 - Riboflavin 2% 0.028mg
B3 - Niacin 3% 0.48mg
B5 - Pantothenic acid 2% 0.099mg
B6 - Vitamin 17% 0.224mg
B9 - Folate 3% 10mg
Vitamin C 97% 80.4mg
Vitamin E 2% 0.37mg
Vitamin K 7% 7.4mg
Choline 0% 0mg
Betaine   0mg
Other constituents    
Water   0
Fluoride   2

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