Roasted red and green peppers, salt and citric acid. It is Gluten-free
Benefits, Properties and Uses
A very healthy product, rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, suitable for everyone, beneficial for hypertensive, diabetic and overweight people due to its low salt, sugar and fat content. It helps to suppress appetite, fight against inflammation and speed up metabolism. It prevents aging, cancer and cholesterol.
Furthermore, peppers, known in other countries as “morrón” or “ají”, are foods that can be eaten raw or cooked, as ingredients of many meals.
They provide a lot of energy in the form of carbohydrates and they as well contain large amounts of vitamins and minerals which provide great nutritional value to the body. A lot of vitamin C and vitamin E can be found in their composition, but vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6 are also present.
The minerals pepper contains are potassium, which is found in great proportion, as well as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. It is common to find high concentrations of various carotenes which are responsible for the striking colours that characterise the pepper.
Vitamins B6, B9 and C are good antioxidants and help fight against ageing, as well as they serve to protect the skin and hair.
Furthermore, the pepper has got a lot of fibre, protein, water and carotenoids, which provide a very low amount of carbohydrates and a lot of energy and protein, making it ideal for those on low-calorie diets.
A variety of amino acids such as lutein, flavonoids, lycopenes and capsaicin, which are essential for the proper functioning of the body, are also present.
Green peppers are perfect because they contain vitamin E and are rich in fibre, which helps improve intestinal transit. As for minerals, potassium and iron stand out, although in smaller proportions.
Vitamin E provides great benefits, of the antioxidant type, and also intervenes in such desirable processes as fertility.
It is a perfect product for people with coeliac disease or intolerance to gluten protein, as it is completely gluten-free.
How are peppers prepared?
The peppers are roasted in a traditional wood-fired oven and the rest of the ingredients are prepared using their own juice, with no any added water. All of that to guarantee the best freshness, flavours and natural aromas.
The most famous recipes with the peppers.
It is a succulent companion, with the best natural taste, and which is very low in calories, reason why it is the ideal complement to many dishes such as grilled chicken, rice and pasta.
Try the roasted red and green peppers with some toast for breakfast and you will get all the energy your body needs to start the day.
Contraindications or cautions
Eating peppers in excess can lead to the appearance of indigestion processes especially in those people whose stomachs are very delicate.
Due to the high concentration of vitamin C, its consumption must be moderate, as it can cause stomach pains and diarrhoea, especially if it is mixed with pharmacological treatment including this vitamin.