Why are sweet peppers good and bad?

From vegetables we obtain vitamins, minerals and micronutrients for our normal functioning. Support after a disease and a balanced diet for children and adults include sweet peppers, whose benefits and damages are described below.

Where do sweet peppers come from?

Sweet peppers are also known as Bulgarian peppers, so it is wrong to consider this country as its homeland. Historians claim that Bulgaria was the starting point for the spread of this vegetable, but is originally from old Europe, more specifically from the southern regions of Italy and Spain.

Cataloged as Belladona, the pepper was originally bitter and bitter, and was grown in southern Europe. Little by little it extended to the north, where he stood out for his greatest sweetness and a much smaller percentage of spicy. From bitter to sweets, the peppers gradually became sweet by reducing the amount of capsaicin, which accumulated under the influence of sunlight.

Over time, the sweet fruits of the North extended all over the world, even we arrived by Bulgarian, where they took their name.

Chemical composition of sweet peppers, vitamins

Sweet peppers are composed of 90% water, but this does not prevent them from being leaders between vegetables in terms of plant nutrient content. Consuming them correctly can

  • significantly improve the immune system
  • strengthen many organs;
  • considerably diversify everyday and holiday menus.

This occurs thanks to its content

  • Vitamins C, A, E, B;
  • Minerals: potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, sodium, zinc, manganese, selenium;
  • Oligoements, the most important of which is lycopene.

Caloric value

The high water content of the fruit makes the peppers low in calories. The table shows the energy value of the raw product:

Calories per 100 g 26 kcal
Proteins 0. 99 г
Fats 0. 3 г
carbohydrates 6. 2 г

Thermal treatment does not modify these figures much, but the caloric value of the other ingredients must be taken into account.

The benefits of peppers

Sweet peppers not only have an attractive appearance, but their effects on the human body when used in moderation in most cases only have positive effects. Its regular use as food will have a positive effect on:

  • The nervous system, due to high levels of vitamins E, B6 and B9
  • reinforce the immune system, for which a huge amount of vitamin C is responsible;
  • Antioxidants stimulate natural defenses against the negative effects of the environment and help accelerate natural regeneration processes;
  • neutralizes free radicals thanks to their vitamin A and PP content; Helps prevent cancer;
  • It helps to clean the organism of various toxins, preventing pathological changes in the organs;
  • Ascorbic acid will strengthen blood vessels, will help prevent thrombosis and rejuvenate the body as a whole;
  • Licopeno in the vegetable will have a positive effect on the work of the heart, protect it from problems, significantly reduce the development of metastasis.

For oral diseases, including gum bleeding, it is recommended to thoroughly chew the fresh pepper pulp.

The product is very useful in general, but it has different effects on the female and male organism.

Benefits for women

Solanáceas vegetables in general have a positive effect on the women’s body, in particular they improve the status of the skin, hair and nails. Micro and macronutrients in large quantities will maintain a lot of young time, prevent the appearance of wrinkles. Improve intestinal peristaltism, normalize feces, perfectly work all gastrointestinal tract organs.

Particular benefit is waiting for a new addition to women, the content of folic acid and iron contributes to the correct formation of the fetus, improves the course of pregnancy.

The juice and pepper pulp are often used in homemade cosmetology, facial masks and capillaries, creams and lotions can do wonders.

Benefits for men

Sweet peppers with regular use will bring benefits for the strongest half of humanity as well. In addition to the general strengthening of the body, the vegetable will have a positive effect on:

  • male physical activity due to its high potassium content;
  • Prevent diseases of the prostate thanks to its content in lycopene.

Working better peppers will combine with other equally beneficial products.


The main beneficial element for children in the product is the high content of vitamin C, which is excellent for strengthening the child’s body and preventing colds. However, we must remember that the introduction of the pepper in the diet must be done gradually and not before the fourth year of life.

Limitations and contraindications for the use of pepper

The presence of many useful elements does not make pepper a universal food. In addition to the benefits, we must be aware of the damages that the fruit of the pepper produces in the body.

Limit use or even exclude diet vegetables for people who have:

  • serious allergic reactions;
  • hypervitaminosis;
  • Hypersensitivity;
  • thrombophlebitis.

The restrictions also apply to those who have problems with the digestive tract; pepper can cause painful sensations and affect mucous membranes as irritating. The product can reduce blood pressure, it is consumed with caution hypotension; Renal and liver diseases totally exclude the pepper of the menu.

Dangers for women

Excessive consumption of Solanáceas representative can cause discomfort even in a perfectly healthy woman. During pregnancy, the abundance of sweet peppers in the diet is usually the cause of stomach burning and frequent eruptions. It is recommended to eliminate pepper at all in the nausea period, then use no more than one piece per day.

Damage to men

Men, also, a large amount of pepper to nothing, the diet must be complete, varied and balanced, only then will bring the maximum benefit to a man’s body.

The abundance of the product in the diet causes allergic reactions in men and the exacerbation of cardiovascular disease more frequently than women, it must necessarily be taken into account.

Damage to children

The child’s body cannot immediately perceive all products, especially sweet peppers. Enter the diet gradually in small portions from the age of three. Before this age, allergic reactions of various kinds are very likely. Even the agency of older children is not always receptive to this food.

The color of the pepper, its composition and its qualities

It is necessary to consume fresh peppers, and the benefits and damages for the body can vary depending on the color of the product. The variety of the vegetable will indicate its characteristics, as well as its color.

The properties of green peppers

Green peppers are colorful both when they have not matured at all as a characteristic feature of some varieties. This vegetable has the following beneficial properties

  • It acts as a natural barrier against carcinogenic agents, being chlorogenic acid that confers this capacity;
  • It is the worst enemy of cholesterol plates;
  • It is a great detoxify of all kinds of toxins.

The only negative factor is its ability to increase hunger, which does not allow its use in diets.

The properties of red varieties

Red fruits differ from their congeners due to their greater content in lycopene and vitamin C. eating only 100 grams of pulp The body obtains four daily rates of ascorbic acid. In a normal state of health, it will not cause any damage. If a person suffers

  • allergic reactions;
  • Cutaneous eruptions of all kinds;
  • Indications to refrain from overloading the body with vitamin C;

The product must be completely excluded from the diet or its consumption must be minimized.

Yellow peppers and their characteristics

The yellow peppers, according to scientists, have the largest amount of potassium in their composition among their relatives. It is this mineral that will prevent diseases of the cardiovascular and nervous system, it becomes an indispensable help for men as a preventive product of problems with reproduction and physical strength.

What type of sweet pepper is healthier?

Everyone knows that newly fucking and washed vegetables will carefully contain many more benefits than cooked in any of the ways. However, not everyone has the opportunity to eat fresh peppers. What is the best way to keep them as healthy as possible?


A method known from our grandmothers, canned helps prolong the useful life of vegetables, including peppers. However, the canned uses salt, sugar and vinegar that are not really useful.

The canned will help conserve only 30% of the useful properties of the peppers, but the excellent flavor will far compensate for the loss of vitamins and micronutrients.

Freeze peppers

Today, with the big freezers, you can keep what you want for winter. Well frozen peppers only lose 40% of their nutrients, retain color and hardly change flavor.

You can freeze both whole peppers and in capsules, to use them in different dishes. The peppers must always wash and dry well before putting them in the freezer, and some housewives step on the product before putting it in the freezer.

The peppers should not be outlined or fermented, since they are not suitable for saving them during winter.

Sweet and bitter peppers: which is more useful

Sweet and bitter peppers are very close cousins, and their chemical components are almost identical. In addition, they contain approximately the same amount of nutrients. But to obtain enough benefits, it is necessary to eat at least 1-2 pieces a day, not everyone can consume such spicy pepper. Even a healthy person can suffer irritation and even burns in the esophagus and other gastrointestinal organs. That is why the bitter pepper has become accustomed as a spice in our country and the sweet pepper as one of the ingredients of many dishes or as a soloist in the kitchen.

How to choose

Not everyone has the opportunity to grow their own vegetables for themselves and their family. Most people go to the store or market to buy them. You have to choose quality peppers, because a high quality product is not always offered to the customer.

The rules for the selection of peppers are as follows:

  • A uniform color of peppers, without dark or clear spots, this will indicate that the fruit is completely mature naturally;
  • Cracks and holes are also unacceptable because they indicate incorrect manipulation, which will affect its flavor;
  • The peduncle must be green, not be dry or black; They are characteristic of the past vegetables.

The purchase of immature fruit is no problem. When he receives them at home, place them in a dark and fresh place and keep them in the shelter of the light for a couple of days. During this period, they will be cooked and suitable for consumption.

Fresh vegetables should be stored only in the refrigerator, on a shelf specially designated for it, and neighborhood with spicy herbs and other congeners is not desirable.

According to the results of our article, the benefits and even the damage of sweet peppers are revealed in its entirety. Miming with delicious dishes made of this product is not only tasty, but it is also useful.

Comment both raw and prosecuted, please winter or keep them in boats with other vegetables. However, do it carefully and only if you have no contraindications or allergies to this vegetable.

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