Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 01 March 2013 Red pepper Red peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C and are linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Red peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, contain high antioxidant levels and are linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. Beta-cryptoxanthin, vitamin E and other carotenoids are best absorbed by the body when they are eaten with oil, so they are best eaten as part of a meal.Red peppers are the sweeter and riper versions of green peppers. They can be eaten in many different ways and because they are low in calories, can be eaten freely. Calories 32 Carotenes 3840mcg Niacin 1,3mg Vitamin C 140mg Vitamin E 0,8mg Fibre 2,6g Per 100g NEXT ON HEALTH24X Noakes being charged for having different view – lawyer 2017-04-04 20:50 More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors K Naomi takes a stand and shows women how to fight back WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Are you sure? » Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders? Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. True of False? » SEE: How anaphylactic shock affects your body Stop believing these 10 allergy myths Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.