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WHFoods - Food of the Week: Bell Peppers

By Sylvia Egel - Posted on 16 July 2009

Every week The World's Healthiest Foods web page (WHFoods.Org) selects one of 129 foods that can serve as the basis of your Healthiest Way of Eating. This week's pick is ...

Bell Peppers

A wonderful combination of tangy taste and crunchy texture, bell peppers are the Christmas ornaments of the vegetable world with their beautifully shaped glossy exterior that comes in a wide array of vivid colors ranging from green, red, yellow, orange, purple, brown to black. Although peppers are available throughout the year, they are most abundant and tasty during the months of August and September.

Sweet peppers are plump, bell-shaped vegetables featuring either three or four lobes. They usually range in size from 2 to 5 inches in diameter, and 2 to 6 inches in length. Inside the thick flesh is an inner cavity with edible bitter seeds and a white spongy core. Bell peppers are not 'hot'. They contain a recessive gene that eliminates capsaicin, the compound responsible for the 'hotness' found in other peppers.

... read more at WHFoods.Org


Healthy Sauteed Red Bell Peppers

While we think of oranges as a rich source of vitamin C, one cup of red bell peppers provides 291% of the Daily Value (DV) for this important nutrient well as 105% DV for vitamin A! So enjoy this quick-and-easy recipe for great taste and great nutritional value.

... find the recipe at WHFoods.Org