Pepper is a vegetable that came to Europe from North America, and today it has already gained well-deserved popularity. It is prepared on the grill, stuffed with meat or vegetables, baked, s alted, dried, marinated… And although the pepper is basically no different, the one produced in Bulgaria has much better taste characteristics and benefits that make it the desired product in any balanced diet.
Calorie content of Bulgarian pepper
100 grams of raw pepper contains only 29 calories. But Bulgarian pepper is useful not only for dieters. The fact is that the vegetable contains amino acids, fatty acids, a lot of potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron, which are necessary for every person.
The concentration of substances in each type of Bulgarian pepper is different. So, for example, there is a lot of retinol in the red vegetable, which is useful for vision. Yellow has more potassium, which is useful for the proper functioning of the heart and blood vessels. Green contains a large number of phytosterols, which release cholesterol.
BENEFITS OF REGULAR CONSUMPTION OF BULGARIAN PEPPER:
Strengthening immunity due to a large amount of ascorbic acid
Normalization of blood pressure
Stabilizing the cardiovascular system
Normalizing the hemoglobin level due to the presence of iron
Disposal of poisonous and dangerous substances from the body
Reduce the chance of tumors
Stabilizing the nervous system due to the presence of B vitamins.
Gives skin, hair and nails a he althy shine thanks to vitamin A.
Despite the impressive list of useful properties, Bulgarian peppers cannot be recommended to everyone. People with stomach ulcers, gastritis, hemorrhoids or kidney diseases will have to give them up. And for those lucky ones who have no contraindications, Bulgarian pepper will be an excellent addition to the daily diet.
Of course, who among us does not like stuffed or pickled peppers? But for maximum benefit, it is better to simply cut the pepper on a fresh salad. After all, after heat treatment, the product loses half of its useful properties.
Few people know, but peppercorns can also be useful. Just dry the seeds, grind them in a coffee machine and you can use them as an aromatic seasoning for soups, cabbage, gravy and other vegetable dishes.