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 Gordhan confirms: 'Sugar tax' coming later this year 2017-02-22 15:11 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 10 facts about diabetes and insulin you need to know How to care for your vaginal flora JHB - Free Caregiver Workshop with TENA experts - 15 February JHB - Free home visit and assessment with a TENA nurse advisor Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?