Capsicum

 

Red capsicum aren’t just bright in colour, they brighten your mood too. Rich in vitamin C, and a source of Vitamin B6, Niacin (vitamin B3) and folate (vitamin B9), they naturally boost your mood helping you eat and think on the bright side.

What nutrients in capsicum boost mood?
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Folate (vitamin B9)
  • Vitamin B6
  • Niacin (vitamin B3)
  • Polyphenols (antioxidants)
  • Beta-carotene (antioxidant)

 

*When eaten as part of a healthy varied diet.

How To Store And Prepare

Store
  • Container
  • Fridge

Top tip: Once cut, pop your capsicum in a container in the fridge to keep it lasting longer.

 

Prep
  • Toss
  • Stir-fry
  • Roast
  • BBQ
  • Pickle

Top tip: Capsicum can be enjoyed hot or cold, chopped, or pickled.

When Are They In Season?

Capsicum is in season all year-round.

 

How Much Should You Eat?

The recommended amount of vegetables you should eat is 5 serves per day.

(Source: Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013)

One third of a capsicum (75g) counts as 1 serve of vegetables.

Did you know?

Red, green and yellow capsicum are all the same type of vegetable but just at different stages of ripeness.

Nutrition Information Panel

The nutrition facts for 1/3 a capsicum (75g) are:

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How Much Should You Eat?

The recommended amount of vegetables you should eat is 5 serves per day.

(Source: Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013)

One third of a capsicum (75g) counts as 1 serve of vegetables.

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