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 What will happen to Noakes if he is (really) found guilty? 2016-12-02 14:13 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 Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.