August 2, 2014

Bell peppers, with their shiny exterior and crunchy, tangy taste are an excellent source of carotenoids. A recent study from Spain took a close look at the antioxidant contents, particularly vitamin C, vitamin E, and six of these carotenoids (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) in all regularly eaten foods and discovered that only two vegetables contained at least two-thirds of all the listed nutrients. One of these foods was the juicy tomato, and the other was the sweet bell pepper. (www.whf...

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