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Nutritional Value of Capsicum
Among the different types of capsicum, there are also different nutritional profiles. For the benefit of weighing in on the nutritional value of a capsicum we will include all colors and varieties of the capsicum. Capsicum contains very low fat and is very high in fibre as well as water content. There is also a low amount of carbohydrates and calories in capsicum and is the reason why it is so beneficial for weight loss programs or if you’re looking for a healthy, light snack.
Vitamins and Minerals
Capsicum not only contains high amounts of fibre, but it contains high amounts of micro-nutrients that are extremely beneficial to your body’s function. Capsicum is extremely high in vitamin C and covers about 213% of your daily recommended intake. Vitamin C is essential for many processes in the body including immune function, wound healing and the synthesis of collagen. In addition to vitamin C, capsicum is also high in vitamin A, comprising 93% of your daily recommended intake. Vitamin A is vital for immune support, reproduction and vision strength. Red and orange peppers are especially high in carotenoids, a form of vitamin A.
Also, capsicum is relatively high in vitamin B6, a vitamin that is significant for the metabolism of protein, fats and carbohydrates. And folate, which is a crucial B-vitamin required for the production of white and red blood cells in the bone marrow. Capsicum also contains trace amounts of niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, and pantothenic acid.
Free radicals are produced by the body through oxidation and exposure to toxins like pollution, certain food, over exposure to sunlight, and alcohol. These free radicals can produce chain reactions that can damage cells. Antioxidants help stop this process by inhibiting oxidation and protecting cells from further damage.