Peppers are beautifully shaped ornaments, widely used in culinary around the world. They are bright looking and have a variety of vivid colors such as green, red, yellow, purple, orange and even black. All peppers belong to the same plant, scientifically known as "Capsicum Annuum", and are members of the family "Nightshade". Potatoes, tomatoes and eggplants also belong to this family.

Peppers have a delicious, crunchy and slightly watery texture.

The best way to consume the pepper is roasted, stuffed, in salads or even raw. The pepper can also be consumed in the form of stew, sautéed sauces and stews.  Peppers go well with roasted fish and salads.

It should be stored in an open package between 1 and 2 weeks.

Peppers should be heavy and firm and have smooth shiny skin and a green peduncle.


Health Benefits

Since it has more vitamin C than oranges, eating raw peppers is an excellent way to get more of this vitamin;

  • Helps in the fight against diabetes;
  • Helps in the fight against obesity;
  • Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease;
  • Protects against free radicals.


Origin: Portugal


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Pepper Nutritional Information

  Amount per 100g  
  Calories 27 Kcal  
  Lipids 0,6 g  
  Saturated fatty acid 0,1 g  
  Monounsaturated fatty acid 0 g  
  Polyunsaturates 0,3 g  
  Linoleic acid 0,3 g  
  Carbohydrates 2,7 g  
  Fiber 2 g  
  Protein 1,6 g  
  Vitamin C 90 mg  
  Vitamin A 217 µg  
  Potassium 120 mg  
  Iron 0,6 mg  
  Magnesium 10 mg  
  Calcium 9 mg  
 Fonte: INSA.PT



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