Whether they're spicy or not, they're delicious
These are small-sized peppers (between 5 and 10 cm) and are olive-green to yellowish-green in colour. Aside from its intense flavour, a peculiarity of the Padron pepper is that only some fruits are spicy. As they say: “Padrón peppers, some are hot, and others are not”.
They are usually grilled or fried in the pan and seasoned with “coarse salt”. When served, they generally accompany other foods or are presented as a ‘tapa’. Who doesn’t fancy ‘Migas’ with these delicious padrón peppers? It’s irresistible!
Padrón peppers have a nutritional content similar to that of green peppers. The main property is water, so the caloric intake is minimal. It’s also rich in provitamin A or beta carotene (which the body transforms into vitamin A), folate and vitamin E.
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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.