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Home > Diet & Nutrition > Food List > Bell Pepper

BELL PEPPER

Bell Pepper & Chinese NutritionNature: slightly warm, pungent and sweet

Actions: strengthens stomach, improves appetite, promotes blood circulation, removes stagnant food, reduces swelling

 

Conditions: indigestion, decreased appetite, swelling, frostbite, food retention

 

Nutrition:

Bell peppers are chock full of vitamin C and A. Red bell peppers also contain lycopene, a carotenoid that can help protect against certain cancers such as prostate and cervical cancers.

 

1 cup raw (red):
 

Calories

 40

Total fat

 (g) 0.3

Saturated fat

 (g) 0

Monounsaturated fat

 (g) 0

Polyunsaturated fat

 (g) 0.2

Dietary fiber

 (g) 3

Protein

 (g) 1

Carbohydrate

 (g) 10

Cholesterol

 (mg) 0

Sodium

 (mg) 3

Beta-carotene

 (mg) 4.6

Vitamin B6

 (mg) 0.4

Vitamin C

 (mg) 283

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