Delicious peppers: rich in vitamin C and minerals
The cold season has started. Right now it is important to protect yourself against colds with vitamin C. To strengthen the immune system, however, we do not need extra powders or pills. Some vegetables are true vitamin C bombs, for example peppers.
Strengthen the immune system with food
According to a recent message from the consumer information service aid, more and more people are taking nutritional supplements in the form of capsules, tablets or powder. "Vitamins and minerals have a 70 percent share of all packaging sold," says aid. In terms of vitamins, vitamin C is at the forefront with sales of 22.8 million packs. But such means are actually not necessary: According to health experts, it is much more sensible to strengthen the immune system with food.
Vitamin C requirement in winter
Anyone who uses the variety of foods can usually meet their nutritional needs with conventional foods. In order to ensure its vitamin C intake in winter, there are various types of vegetables, such as peppers.
No matter if red, green or yellow: paprika is healthy and is one of the foods rich in vitamin C. At around 140 milligrams, the content is significantly higher than that of an orange at 48 milligrams. In addition, beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium can also be found in the pods, as the consumer information service aid explains in a message from the dpa news agency.
Half a bell pepper a day is enough
The German Nutrition Society (DGE) had also said in the past that it would be better to cover the need for vitamin C with food. That works quite well in winter. Half a paprika is enough to cover your daily needs. In general, it is advisable to know which foods contain the most nutrients.
Do not keep in the fridge
According to aid, the color of the pods provides information about their taste. While green peppers are immature and have a bitter taste, mature yellow and red peppers therefore have significantly more aroma and taste sweet.
It is best to eat paprika raw or with a little oil so that the body can utilize as much vitamins as possible. You can make peppers more digestible by removing the outer skin. The pod comes in the oven at 220 degrees until the skin turns brown and blisters. Then let them sweat briefly under a damp cloth until the skin can be easily peeled off.
In addition to the well-known sweet peppers, pointed peppers or the thin-walled Turkish sweet peppers are also available on the market. You shouldn't put peppers in the fridge, but keep the vegetables in a cool place. For example, the pantry or kitchen cupboard without direct sunlight are suitable. (ad)