One cup of sliced bell pepper contains about 40 calories, along with 1 gram of protein and 10 grams of carbohydrates, including 3 grams of fiber. The fiber and protein will help you feel full for longer after eating peppers, and the fiber may also lower your risk for digestive complaints, heart disease and obesity.
One cup of sliced green bell pepper contains 120 percent of the daily value for vitamin C, 20 percent of the DV for vitamin A and vitamin B-6, 8 percent of the DV for thiamine and folate and 4 percent of the DV for riboflavin and niacin. The same amount of red bell pepper contains 470 percent of the DV for vitamin C and 170 percent of the DV for vitamin A, with the amount of the other vitamins remaining the same. Yellow and orange bell peppers contain amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C in between those found in green and red bell peppers.
A 1-cup serving of sliced bell pepper provides you with 4 percent of the daily value for iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Iron is essential for cell growth and for forming red blood cells to transport oxygen around the body. Magnesium and phosphorus are used for strong bones, muscle and nerve function and keeping your heartbeat steady. Magnesium is also important for immune function, and phosphorus is used for turning the food you eat into energy and storing this energy.”
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