Bell pepper is the fruit of a plant of the capsicum annuum family that is consumed as a vegetable.
Bell pepper is native to Mexico and the central american region.
This beautiful and colorful fruit that can be found in different colors, red, orange, green and yellow but also purple or white is a good addition to any type of diet.
It is very rich in vitamin C, up to six time richer than the orange.
Vitamin C helps the immune system, and is very good at helping your body in collagen formation. Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the body. It is found in cartilage, tendons, skin, muscles, connective tissues and its role is to strengthen them and provide them structural support.
The collagen production declines with age, and collagen production starts decreasing at around age 40, with all the consequences, wrinkles, cartilage issues, and so on.
While it is good and sane to acknowledge that you will never go back to your young age collagen formation, you can boost your collagen formation naturally by your diet. Bell pepper is one of the food that might help you in this diet.
Bell pepper contains vitamin B6. This vitamin is known for its role in maintaining the nervous system and its benefits in cell renewal system.
The red bell pepper is rich in vitamin A making it a great support for the vision and vitamin E which helps the tissues health and is known to help you protect your skin and hair. It also contains beta-carotene and phytochemicals, providing you with antioxidants and anti inflammatory benefits.
So not only bell peppers are beautiful, they are, like all edibles, healthy, and also very tasty.
They can be eaten fresh or cooked. The red, yellow and orange bell pepper are sweeter in taste than the green one.
My favorite recipe is a mix of bell peppers ( red, green, yellow, orange), sauted in olive oil with onion and fish, seasoned with garlic, parsley and herbes de provence. a pleasure for the eyes, and.... so yummy!!!