One medium-sized green pepper has 95 milligrams of vitamin C, which is enough for one full day. A green pepper also has only 24 calories and 209 mg potassium. You can easily eat one green pepper in a day by slicing it and serving it with your salad at lunch time or as part of dinner recipe. Keep in mind, however that cooking the green pepper reduces the amount of vitamin C a little bit.
Green Peppers in the Kitchen
Choose fresh deeply green colored peppers that don't have bruises, cracks or blemishes. The flesh should fell firm to the touch and the pepper shouldn't appear to be dehydrated or shriveled. Keep your green peppers in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Green Pepper Recipes
Green peppers make a great addition to many dishes. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Moroccan Tomato, Green Pepper and Olive Salad
- Spicy Bell Pepper Slaw
- Grilled Bell Peppers
- Ness's Stuffed Green Peppers
United States Department of Agriculture, National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. "Peppers, sweet, green, raw." Accessed October 22, 2010. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search//.