Also called sweet peppers or capsicums, bell peppers can be eaten either raw or cooked. Like their relatives, chili peppers, bell peppers are sometimes dried and powdered. In that case, they are referred to as paprika. They are low in calories and exceptionally rich in antioxidants, making them an excellent addition to a healthy diet. The vitamins A & C found in bell peppers are responsible for the antioxidant fighting beta-carotene that gives peppers their awesome hues. Antioxidants can reduce swelling in the arteries that lead to heart disease, diabetes and cholesterol build up. 3.5″ pot.
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