A pepper to stay healthy and hydrated
You will recognise this type of pepper because of its long shape. It’s also relatively thin. The most famous Italian pepper is dark green, although one can also find it in other colours, such as red or yellow.
Among the nutritional properties of these peppers are their high content of vitamin A, C and E, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and few carbohydrates. This is what makes this pepper perfect for any diet, even if it’s a low calorie one. But there is more. Did you know that its water percentage exceeds 90%, just like most lettuces?
The great thing is that one can eat these peppers both raw and cooked, although it is advisable to eat them fresh and raw to benefit from all their properties. At Agroponiente, we produce these peppers all year round. So go ahead, enjoy!
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- FEB: sí
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- MAY: sí
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- JUL: sí
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- SEP: sí
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Pepper to protect your body
Peppers are vegetables with high water content and low caloric and fat intake; therefore, they can be included in our healthy diet. They’re also rich in vitamin A, essential to stay healthy and prevent various health problems, especially those linked to the immune system. Moreover, this vitamin is essential for the maintenance of normal mucous membranes, skin and vision.
Another vitamin that can be found in peppers is vitamin B6. This vitamin has been related to cardiovascular disease prevention, nausea and the production of antibodies, which are essential to be in good health and deal with any external agent. It also helps us break down protein and keep our blood sugar levels within healthy limits.
Vitamin C, present in many fruits and vegetables, is also essential for our body, and peppers are high in this vitamin. But why is Vitamin C so important? It helps with the proper functioning of the nervous and immune system, while reducing tiredness and fatigue.