Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers - Bell peppers are very rich in vitamins C and A, which makes them an excellent source of antioxidants. High levels of beta carotene help to fight off cataracts. Bell peppers also help fight blood clot formations, thus reducing the chances of heart disease and strokes. Red bell peppers have a higher content of nutrients than green and provide the body with lycopene, a carotene that fights against cancer and heart disease.


  1. and does it lose these valuable qualities when cooked?

  2. Salams Nita!

    No, the vitamin A in bell peppers doesn't reduce by any significant amount. The vitamin C does decrease to a small degree, however they are so rich in Vitamin C this does not matter much either. Keep in mind however, that most veggies are best when eaten raw or lightly cooked. I prefer them stir-fried, but I do enjoy an oven baked stuffed bell pepper from time to time as well. Hope this helps!