Pepper, sweet, red, canned

Pepper, sweet, red, 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 red sweet pepper Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health Benefits

Canned red sweet pepper is composed of 91.25% water, 3.9% carbohydrates, 0.8% protein, and 0.3% fat. If you consume one cup of canned red 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, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same in a 100 gram amount, canned red sweet pepper supplies 18 calories and is an excellent source of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) (62% of the Daily Value). So if you have canned red sweet peppers in your diet, it helps 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, improve the efficiency of lymphocytes (or white blood cells) to heal wounds and it is effective against gout (a type of arthritis) attacks by reducing blood uric acid levelsdementia since vitamin C impacts memory positivelythe occurrence of cancer. Besides it it contains a considerable amount of Sodium attaining 91.27% of the Daily Value in a 100 g (3.5 Oz).