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Peppers: Rich in antioxidants

Peppers: Rich in antioxidants

Mireia Cervera 13 June 2016

Aromatic, nutritious and full of flavor, the pepper is one of the usual ingredients in our recipes, but do you know its properties? Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The ideal ally to recover from the heat of seeingyear. In this post we reveal in detail all its nutritional virtues and its characteristics.

The pepper belongs to the nightshade family, which also includes some of the most popular vegetables andeaten, such as tomato or eggplant. They usually grow in temperate climates and their harvest time is between the months of July to October, therefore it is a 100% summer season food. Although when we go to buy at the marketit seems ...

There are peppers of different varieties and colors: bell pepper, piquillo, Padrón, red, green, yellow, orange ... but the ones that have the most beneficial properties for our body are the Cayenne pepper.ena, widely used as a condiment.

Peppers are native to Peru, Mexico and Bolivia, where it was already cultivated by pre-Columbian peoples. They arrived in Spain in 1493, on Columbus's return trip from the Americas, and from here he went to Italy, and little by littleit was spreading to other European countries. However, the most meaty, sweet and not spicy variety did not appear until the beginning of the 20th century.

Peppers have an interesting quality: they have much more quantity of vitamin E lycopene gives us stands out. The properties of this vegetable pigment are anticancer and inWe find mainly in the red pepper and in the tomato. Among the minerals, potassium stands out, although in less quantity it provides us with magnesium, phosphorus and calcium. They also contain a substance called capsicin.to which it favors gastric secretions, gallbladder function and notably favors intestinal transit. The spicy varieties help burn fat, as well as having analgesic properties that help fight pain.

raw pepper in salads, as a side dish, in vegetable or roasted vegetables, in stir-fries, jams and ademore we can also prepare fillings. Above they add a note of color to any recipe.

Not only are they showy, colorful and aromatic, peppers are full of nutrients that will make us feel healthier andstrong every day. Don't give a damn and take advantage of the fact that now is their season to enjoy them in all their splendor.

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale