Peppers have a lot going for them. Loaded with nutrition, all varieties are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium,folic acid, and fiber. Hot peppers can liven up a dish and raw sweet peppers can balance a tart salad and add crunch. The best part? Bell peppers are low in calories, so even if one full cup ois only about 45 calories. (Bonus: that one cup will give you more than your daily quota of Vitamins A and C!) Peppers contain plenty of vitamin C, which powers up your immune system and keeps skin youthful. The highest amount of Vitamin C in a bell pepper is concentrated in the red variety. Red bell peppers contain several phytochemicals and carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene, which have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. The capsaicin in bell peppers has multiple health benefits. Studies show that it reduces ‘bad’ cholesterol, controls diabetes, brings relief from pain, and eases inflammation.
Whether you love hot peppers or can’t take the heat, here’s some interesting intel about the fiery fruit: They may help protect your heart from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Peppers are frequently used in our menu and this week we have several great menu items that feature healthy peppers.
Our newest dish is a staff favorite. Blistered shishito peppers with Kerrygold butter, oven roasted with sea salt and avocado oil, and toss them with the rich Irish butter. This Keto diet staple is full of fiber and vitamins.
On the menu this week we are also offering our stuffed bell peppers. This client favorite dish is made with whole sweet and green peppers stuffed with organic ground beef, Mexican spices and topped with cheese and cilantro.
We have also added a new snack dish that is so good you may not be able to stop eating them. Our organic jalepenos stuffed with cream cheese and aged cheddar and wrapped in bacon are delicious!