Pepper, sweet, green, canned

Pepper, sweet, green, canned

The term "bell pepper" is one of the many names for some fruits of the Capsicum annuum species of plants. The misleading name "pepper" (pimiento in Spanish) was given by Christopher Columbus upon bringing the plant back to Europe. At that time peppercorns, the fruit of Piper nigrum, an unrelated plant, were a highly prized condiment.

While the bell pepper is a member of the Capsicum genus, it is the only Capsicum apart from Capsicum rhomboideum that does not produce capsaicin, a lipophilic chemical that can cause a strong burning sensation when it comes in contact with mucous membranes. The lack of capsaicin in bell peppers is due to a recessive form of a gene that eliminates capsaicin and, consequently, the "hot" taste usually associated with the rest of the Capsicum genus.

Most typically, unripe fruits are green or, less commonly, pale yellow or purple. Red bell peppers are simply ripened green peppers, although the Permagreen variety maintains its green color even when fully ripe. As such, mixed colored peppers also exist during parts of the ripening process.

Canned green sweet pepper Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health Benefits

Canned green sweet pepper is 91.25% water, contains 3.9% carbohydrates, 0.3% fat, and 0.8% protein. If you consume one cup of canned green sweet pepper halves it will provide you with 5.46 grams of carbohydrates. That translates to 4.2 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates people should include in their daily diet. That same in an amount measuring 100 grams (3.5 Oz), canned green sweet pepper provides 75 kilojoules (18 kilocalories) of energy and is a rich source of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) (62% of the Daily Value). This means that if you add canned green sweet pepper in your diet it will help your body to absorb iron from food and defend itself more naturally since vitamin C is an antioxidant, reduce probability of heart disease by fighting cholesterol, reduce the risk of anemia as this vitamin absorbs iron and will be effective against gout (a type of arthritis) attacks by reducing blood uric acid levelsdementia since vitamin C impacts memory positivelyhigh blood pressure. In addition it contains an appreciable amount of Sodium attaining 91.27% of the Daily Value in a 100 g (3.5 Oz).