Both Favor and Nutritional Value Increase as Bell Peppers Mature from Green to Redti

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Vitamin C

Bell peppers and onions are both impressive sources of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps your body metabolize protein, contributes to the transmission of brain neurotransmitters and helps prevent infection. Healthy adults need between 75 and 90 milligrams of vitamin C each day. A half cup of [raw] green bell peppers adds 59.9 milligrams of vitamin C and a half cup of onions supplies 5.9 milligrams. A half cup of red bell peppers is even more impressive with 95.15 milligrams of vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Bell peppers are a healthy source of vitamin A, a nutrient your body needs for healthy eyes, bones and cells. Vitamin A is also essential for the health of the linings of your respiratory, urinary and intestinal tracts. Healthy adults need between 2,310 and 3,000 international units of vitamin A each day to support these functions. A half cup of [raw] red bell peppers contains 2,332.5 international units and 1/2 cup of green bell peppers contains 275.5 international units.


About jackikellum

Jacki Kellum is a Fine Artist, a Designer, and also a writer. For one of her graduate programs, she wrote her thesis on William Blake. Like Blake, much of Kellum's work is about childhood and lost innocence. Also like Blake, Kellum strives to both write and illustrate her work. .
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