Spanish Sweet Peppers
Sweet peppers are specially grown for its subtle spicy, even sweet, leaving a delicate flavour of pepper in recipes. Sweet peppers are bell-shaped with a thick fleshy texture. Spicy level is minimal, so it is considered vegetable rather than as a spice.
This type of pepper when immature come as pods in green, as it matures acquires its genetic colour that can be red, yellow, green, orange and even purple.
The great benefits of peppers are reflected in its impressive list of nutrients, in its numerous properties to prevent disease and its suitability for use in diets as they have very little fat and calories.
They are a rich source of vitamin c; regular consumption helps the body among other things to increase immunity against infectious agents. Vitamin a is another of its components that protect the body from free radicals that are generated during periods of stress or illness.
Essential minerals are also present in the pepper: iron, copper, zinc, potassium, manganese, magnesium and selenium, important antioxidants. The pepper also provides vitamin b, b-1 and b-6, the body needs these external vitamins to replenish them.