A healthy base
Bell peppers contain more vitamin C than oranges
Bell peppers are not only tasty and versatile, they are also very healthy. This applies to all fruits and vegetables, of course, but if you compare the vitamin C content of a bell pepper to that of a citrus fruit for instance, then the colorful and tasty bell pepper is the indisputable winner! Dutch bell peppers are not only delicious, but also a valuable source of vitamins. Half of a red, yellow or orange bell pepper provides a generous 65% of the daily requirement of vitamin E and fully provides the need for vitamin C.
Vitamin E slows down the aging process and keeps the skin young. In addition, vitamin E helps to protect the body against heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s. And it also helps to strengthen the muscles and nerves and improves blood flow. Vitamin E can be stored in the body, giving it more time to do its positive work. Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins for our immune system. As it helps to prevent infections.
Bell peppers are packed with vitamins and minerals
And then the bell pepper also contains valuable vitamins such as B1 (good for brain function, energy production, intake of protein and the digestive system), B2 (good for beautiful skin, hair and nails and good for the eyes) and B6 (important for metabolism and cell energy balance). Not to mention fibers and minerals such as calcium (good for the bones and to combat muscle pain), iron and sodium (which regulate the fluid balance in your body). The sweet pointed bell pepper and mini-peppers contain much folic acid, which is good for women who are pregnant or want to be pregnant. Hence, the bell pepper scores high on the list of healthy vegetables. Which is why it’s such a pity that the average Dutch person consumes less than half a bell pepper a month.