Red pepper hides health secrets we may or may not even know. It is a source of many vitamins, such as Vitamin C, that help boost our immune system and protect our cells from aging. Red peppers contain more than 200% daily intake of Vitamin C! In addition to being a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C helps in the proper absorption of iron. It also contains Vitamin A, which protects bones and eyes due to lutein and zeaxanthin, which can slow the development of eye diseases, and Vitamin B6, which helps in the aminoacid formation and metabolism processes, and important antioxidant agents. But the action of red pepper does not stop there. Lycopene, is a, powerful preventive weapon against various forms of cancer, combined with vitamin B6, provides an excellent shield for our body's vessels, as lycopene protects their walls while vitamin B6 blocks atherosclerosis.
The combined effects of Vitamin A and C have created a great antioxidant capacity and in combination with lycopene, red pepper becomes a supreme superfood. Florina’s red peppers are a delicious and oligothermic choice, rich in vitamins C, A, K, B6 and E. Because it fits easily into various everyday’s plain dishes (omelets, oven foods, salads, etc.). Its regular use enriches significantly enriches the nutritional value of our meals, giving our body the necessary "supplies".
Recent studies have shown that red peppers can activate thermogenesis and increase the metabolic rate. Red peppers do not contain capsaicin, which is what makes the peppers spicy and cause us to sweat, but they have a mild thermogenic effect that boosts our metabolism without increasing our heart rate and blood pressure, as the chilly peppers do.
With a light sauté, they can accompany chicken in multiple ways according to the spices you will use & create traditional or ethnic dishes: spetsofai, fried chicken, Chinese chicken, fajitas or pita souvlaki. Why not try making pasta cheese sauces or “tirokafteri” to serve a buffet or a dinner with friends. And of course, you can always bake them in the oven and enjoy them in the simplest way!