Pepper Up Your Health, Whether It's Green, Red or Yellow
Information provided by the American Dietetic Association: Your Link to Nutrition & Health
Peppers provide a variety of flavors to enhance cooking. Great news: they may also be good for your health.
Enhance the flavor of your food by incorporating peppers into your meals. Adding hot peppers to chicken and fish improves the taste and limits the need for added fats or salt. Sweet peppers perk up salads, pasta, rice and meat, fish and poultry.
Peppers are also rich in phytochemicals that appear to provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Preliminary research shows capsaicin may act as a blood thinner.
Hot peppers have the highest amount of capsaicin while sweet, green, red or yellow peppers have less. Whatever color you prefer, choose firm, shiny peppers for the best flavor.