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Did You Know: Peppers
We've been picking peppers for several weeks now and the yields have been promising. Every time we harvest I can't help but think about what goes on inside the individual fruit I pick. It turns out peppers are really-really good for you and help prevent so many health issues. Find out why peppers are so amazing by reading more below!
Bright colored peppers contain high levels of carotenes for heart health and cancer protection, and are also a rich source of vitamin C.
Peppers come in a variety of colors but the red and orange ones contain the highest level of vitamin B6 and carotenes. However all of them are extremely rich in vitamin C with an average serving producing more than a days recommended intake. In general, the deeper color of the pepper the more beneficial plant compounds it contains. These include bioflavonoids, to protect against cancer, and phenols which helped block the action of cancer-causing chemicals in the body. Peppers also contain plant sterols, which may have an anticancer effect.
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Reference: 100 Best health Foods, Eat This Not That, Cooking Light What to Eat
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