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Red Pepper Nutrition

...the nutritional value of red peppers and full red pepper nutrition information...

red pepper Red peppers are extremely high in vitamin C and also contain excellent amounts of vitamin A and beta carotene.

  • Red peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C which helps to protect the cells and tissues from free radical damage, thereby helping to prevent cancer. Vitamin C also aid dietary iron absorption.

  • Red peppers are also a good source of niacin (vitamin B3) which helps to lower cholesterol levels and also stabilises the blood sugar. B3 also helps the body to process fats.

  • Red peppers also provide a good amount of beta carotene which helps to protect the bodies' cells from free radical damage and also provides a source of vitamin A. Beta carotene also helps the immune and reproductive systems to function properly.

  • Containing an excellent amount of vitamin A, red peppers can help with eye health and viral infections.

  • Red peppers are a good source of beta cryptoxanthin which protects the bodies' cells from free radical damage and also provides a source of vitamin A. Beta cryptoxanthin can also reduce the risk of lung cancer and lower the risk of inflammatory polyarthritis.

  • One cup of red pepper contains around 46 calories.



    THE FULL NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF RED PEPPERS:

    Peppers, sweet, red, raw

    Refuse: 18%  (Stem ends, seed and core)
    NDB No: 11821 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

    Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 cup, chopped
    -------
    149g
    Proximates
    Water
    g
    137.39
    Energy
    kcal
    46
    Energy
    kJ
    192
    Protein
    g
    1.48
    Total lipid (fat)
    g
    0.45
    Ash
    g
    0.70
    Carbohydrate, by difference
    g
    8.98
    Fiber, total dietary
    g
    3.1
    Sugars, total
    g
    6.26
    Sucrose
    g
    0.00
    Glucose (dextrose)
    g
    2.89
    Fructose
    g
    3.37
    Lactose
    g
    0.00
    Maltose
    g
    0.00
    Galactose
    g
    0.00
    Starch
    g
    0.00
    Minerals
    Calcium, Ca
    mg
    10
    Iron, Fe
    mg
    0.64
    Magnesium, Mg
    mg
    18
    Phosphorus, P
    mg
    39
    Potassium, K
    mg
    314
    Sodium, Na
    mg
    6
    Zinc, Zn
    mg
    0.37
    Copper, Cu
    mg
    0.025
    Manganese, Mn
    mg
    0.167
    Selenium, Se
    mcg
    0.1
    Vitamins
    Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
    mg
    190.3
    Thiamin
    mg
    0.080
    Riboflavin
    mg
    0.127
    Niacin
    mg
    1.459
    Pantothenic acid
    mg
    0.472
    Vitamin B-6
    mg
    0.434
    Folate, total    (1)
    mcg
    69
    Folic acid
    mcg
    0
    Folate, food
    mcg
    69
    Folate, DFE
    mcg_DFE
    69
    Choline, total
    mg
    8.3
    Betaine
    mg
    0.1
    Vitamin B-12
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin B-12, added
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin A, RAE
    mcg_RAE
    234
    Retinol
    mcg
    0
    Carotene, beta
    mcg
    2420
    Carotene, alpha
    mcg
    30
    Cryptoxanthin, beta
    mcg
    730
    Vitamin A, IU
    IU
    4665
    Lycopene
    mcg
    0
    Lutein + zeaxanthin
    mcg
    76
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
    mg
    2.35
    Vitamin E, added
    mg
    0.00
    Tocopherol, beta
    mg
    0.07
    Tocopherol, gamma
    mg
    0.21
    Tocopherol, delta
    mg
    0.01
    Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
    mcg
    0.0
    Vitamin D
    IU
    0
    Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
    mcg
    7.3
    Lipids
    Fatty acids, total saturated
    g
    0.040
    4:0
    g
    0.000
    6:0
    g
    0.000
    8:0
    g
    0.000
    10:0
    g
    0.000
    12:0
    g
    0.000
    14:0
    g
    0.000
    15:0
    g
    0.000
    16:0
    g
    0.037
    17:0
    g
    0.000
    18:0
    g
    0.003
    20:0
    g
    0.000
    22:0
    g
    0.000
    24:0
    g
    0.000
    Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
    g
    0.004
    14:1
    g
    0.000
    15:1
    g
    0.000
    16:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.003
    17:1
    g
    0.000
    18:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.003
    20:1
    g
    0.000
    22:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
    g
    0.104
    18:2 undifferentiated
    g
    0.067
    18:3 undifferentiated
    g
    0.037
    18:4
    g
    0.000
    20:2 n-6 c,c
    g
    0.000
    20:3 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    20:4 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    20:5 n-3 (EPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:5 n-3 (DPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:6 n-3 (DHA)
    g
    0.000
    Cholesterol
    mg
    0
    Amino acids
    Tryptophan
    g
    0.018
    Threonine
    g
    0.060
    Isoleucine
    g
    0.031
    Leucine
    g
    0.054
    Lysine
    g
    0.054
    Methionine
    g
    0.009
    Cystine
    g
    0.028
    Phenylalanine
    g
    0.074
    Tyrosine
    g
    0.013
    Valine
    g
    0.046
    Arginine
    g
    0.054
    Histidine
    g
    0.025
    Alanine
    g
    0.039
    Aspartic acid
    g
    0.423
    Glutamic acid
    g
    0.314
    Glycine
    g
    0.042
    Proline
    g
    0.036
    Serine
    g
    0.074
    Other
    Alcohol, ethyl
    g
    0.0
    Caffeine
    mg
    0
    Theobromine
    mg
    0

    Footnotes:


    1 Value based on the analysis of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate

    USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

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