Do you know the properties of red pepper? Since this blog includes several recipes with red pepper, we are going to dedicate our monthly post on nutrition and health to this wonderful food.

Red pepper stands out for its high content in:

  • Vitamin C, a powerful anti-oxidant which also helps the proper absorption of iron. Therefore, its consumption is highly recommended to prevent or treat iron deficiency anemia.
  • Lycopene (such as tomato), another anti-oxidant that helps prevent prostate issues.
  • In addition, its high content in water and fiber makes it the perfect ally in weight control diets and to prevent and treat constipation problems.
  • Besides, spicy peppers are highly recommended in catarrhal process due to their expectorant property.

Just like chili pepper, cucumber, tomato, chives, zucchini and summer squash, red pepper is a summer vegetable. Therefore, we encourage you to take advantage of all its properties and flavor. To get inspired, take a look at these 10 salads of roasted peppers with canned fish. From the simplest to the most elaborated recipes, the result of pairing roasted peppers with White Tuna or Cantabrian Anchovies is always delicious!

Dra. Arantza López-Ocaña

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