Red and yellow capsicum are low in calories and exceptionally rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, making them an excellent addition to a healthy diet.
Fresh, raw capsicum are mainly composed of water (92%) and carbohydrates (6%) with small amounts of protein and fat.
The main nutrients in 100 grams of raw bell peppers are:
- Calories: 31
- Water: 92%
- Protein: 1 gm
- Carbs: 6 gm
- Sugar: 4.2 gm
- Fiber: 2.1 gm
- Fat: 0.3 gm
One medium-sized red capsicum provides 169% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for vitamin C, making it one of the richest dietary sources of this essential antioxidant.
Red and yellow capsicum contain Carotenoids which help protect your retina from oxidative damage and cut the risk of both cataracts and macular degeneration.
Capsicum are high in polyphenol antioxidants which are beneficial for preventing certain chronic conditions such as heart disease and cancer.
Capsicum contain high amounts of micro-nutrients including vitamin E, B6 and folate. These micro-nutrients that are extremely beneficial to your body’s cellular functions.