Red bell peppers are all other colors before becoming red It usually turn chocolate brown before turning red. It takes time and sun to turn them red, and as their color changes, they become more susceptible to damage from extreme weather.
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Crisp and incredibly sweet, red bell peppers are an immediate attraction on the dining table and are easy sell to even those who are not fond of vegetables.
Actually green peppers are just unripe red peppers and since they are not fully mature, they have a bitter after taste, and half the vitamin C and 1/10th the vitamin A compared to their red or orange siblings. Here are five more health benefits of eating red pepper-
Since red peppers are high in vitamin A, it helps to support healthy eyesight, especially night vision.
Red peppers can increase metabolic rate. Red bell peppers can increase our metabolism without increasing our heart rate and blood pressure like the hot peppers do.
Besides being a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C is also needed for the proper absorption of iron. If you are iron deficient, try combining red peppers with your iron source for maximum absorption.
This vitamin and mineral combination shows a decrease in anxiety, especially related to pre-menstrual symptoms. Vitamin B6 is also a natural diuretic, which helps you to reduce bloating and prevents hypertension.