Real Bite Chicken Cacciatore uses both green and yellow peppers, which belong to the Solanaceae plant family that also includes chili peppers, cayenne pepper, eggplant, tomatoes and some potatoes. Did you know that most bell peppers don’t start off the color they will actually mature to? A green bell pepper may actually be an immature, not fully ripe version of another color. Makes sense since red, yellow and orange peppers are definitely sweeter tasting. So what about the other popular colors? Orange and yellow peppers, which tend to be harder to find, are more mature than green ones and have a fruity taste. If you want the most mature of what you can find at the local market, a red bell wins the contest. This pepper has more beta-carotene and a fruit-like sweetness.
Bell peppers are full of good nutrition but if you want to maximize the nutritional benefits of the bell pepper, you need to pay attention to the degree of ripeness. If you buy it at its perfect ripeness and store it for ten days, you could lose up to 15% of its vitamin C. Along with vitamins C and A, peppers are great source of fiber, folate, vitamin K, and the minerals molybdenum and manganese. Here are some of benefits your body might get from eating bell peppers:
- Better Eyesight-Vitamin A has been shown to help keep your eyesight strong while vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin have been known to slow down development of cataracts and macular degeneration.
- Healthy Brain and Body-Vitamin B6 is necessary for many chemical reactions throughout your body, including those in your brain and vitamin C helps boost your immune system.
- Cancer Protection-Beta-carotene and lycopene are known to decrease your chances for developing certain cancers.
Real Bite Chicken Cacciatore will make you believe that life’s too short to not take a Real Bite!