Why Red Peppers?
Crunchy and incredibly sweet, red peppers are very popular grilled, roasted, flipped in a wok or even raw. They are also full of nutritional goodness; even more so than their green and yellow peers simply because they have been growing on the vines for longer. Green peppers are harvested before they have even had a chance to turn yellow, let alone red.
Do red peppers contain antioxidants?
Compared to green peppers, red ones have almost 11 times more beta-carotene, a red pigment antioxidant, and 1.5 times more vitamin C.
What are the heath benefits of red peppers?
Amongst the major red pepper health benefits is that they are high in vitamin A, which helps to maintain healthy eyesight, especially night vision. They are also high in vitamin C which is good for the immune system. Combined with an iron source, vitamin C-rich peppers can also help those at risk from anemia absorb iron.
The generous amount of vitamin B6 and magnesium also adds to the numerous red pepper benefits as this combination of vitamins and minerals can help with anxiety, especially amongst premenstrual women. Vitamin B6 is also a natural diuretic, which helps you to reduce bloating and prevents hypertension.
Finally, red peppers contain a natural compound called lycopene, which also gives it the bright red colour that is so attractive in many dishes. Lycopene has been linked to many health benefits, including the prevention of many cancers including prostate and lung.
Which Chilli No. 5 sauces contain red peppers?
The red pepper is such an important superfood that we have even called one of our sauces – Regal Red Pepper – after it! Red peppers can also be found in our Perfect Piri Piri, Mexican Fury, Chinese Hot and Sour, Sriracha Cha Cha Cha, Forever Phall and Fiery Gazpacho.