Bell Peppers

Compared to green peppers, red peppers have more vitamins and nutrients and contain the antioxidant lycopene. The level of carotene like lycopene is nine times higher in red peppers. Red peppers have twice the vitamin C content of green peppers. Also, one large red bell pepper contains 209 mg of vitamin C, which is three times the 70 mg of an average orange. Vitamin C is wonderful for your Adrenals!

Beautiful Bell Peppers

How to Choose and Keep

The color can be green, red, yellow, orange, but all fantastically delicious. Red, yellow, and orange peppers all come from different seeds and are different cultivars of pepper. Red peppers are simply ripened green peppers. Green peppers are less sweet and slightly more bitter than yellow or orange peppers, with red bell peppers being the sweetest. Make sure to choose peppers that have a firm texture and bright color. You want to consume the peppers within a week to get the most vitamin c and store in fridge wrapped in a moist paper towel.

Preparation

Wash with cool water and remove the stem and seeds. Some wonderful cookout options:
Marinated Peppers: Slice up variety of peppers and a red onion. Throw into a Ziploc bag or container and squirt your favorite marinade all over. Mix up and let marinade at least 3 hours (over night is best). When grilling your favorite food throw the mixture onto the grill with a grill basket or foil. Use as a topping for your favorite grilling items.
Stuffed Peppers: Take a pepper and cut out the middle.  Marinade over night or at least 3 hours. Brown your favorite protein or cook you favorite beans. Wrap your peppers in foil and put on the grill for about 10 minutes, consistently flipping. Add your stuffing and sprinkle on some garlic pepper and salt.

Nutrients

Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Folate, Molybdenum, Vitamin E, Fiber, Panthothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Magnesium

Actions Steps
1.    Try a one of the cookout recipes
2.    Enjoy red peppers 1-2x during the week and get vitamin c!

(Resource; whfoods.com)