What fruit come in green, yellow, orange and red and sometimes in the hot variety?
If you guessed peppers then you were correct!
The pepper started in Latin America thousands of years ago so they’ve been enjoyed for a very long time.
It’s true that peppers are a fruit and not a vegetable. It’s all about their seeds. If you’ve ever cut into a pepper you know the multitude of seeds they carry. (Dry them and plant them and you’ll grow pepper plants.)
You can enjoy a pepper raw, with hummus or cooked to add nice flavor to dishes. They are a very versatile fruit. Hot peppers like the jalapeno add a kick to dishes if you are feeling adventurous.
The health benefits from peppers are significant. You won’t get many calories from them but you do get vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid and fiber. (Red peppers stay on the vine longer so they are the most nutritious.)
Peppers can lower your blood pressure, help your digestion and reduce your risk of diabetes. All very healthy benefits.
Peppers are not only popular on Earth but up in space as well. They are grown and enjoyed on the International Space Station!
Private Home Health Care loves to eat peppers. Sweet, hot, raw and cooked. All are delicious. We hope you’ll enjoy some and the health benefits they provide.