Power Foods: BAKED GREEN PEPPER TACOS

This week’s power food is Green Bell Pepper! A green pepper is a highly nutritious vegetable. This bell-shaped vegetable with a green, glossy exterior adds a dash of color to any dish. It is also referred to as a bell pepper. It has a tangy taste that enhances food flavor. The inside has a small, white foam-like core with tiny seeds attached to it. This pepper isn’t “hot” due to the absence of capsaicin which gives pepper the characteristic “hot” taste. Aside from the more common green color, bell peppers also come in red, orange, yellow, white and purple. Just about every bell pepper starts out green, and through most of the growth process, it remains largely green. However, if left on the plant long enough, many varieties develop into various shades: black, purple, yellow, orange, and red. Many of the green peppers eaten are just unripe versions of colored ones.

Health Benefits Of Green Peppers 

Green bell peppers not only add flavor to your meal but plenty of nutrition, too! Green peppers come packed with vitamins, including a significant amount of vitamins A and B-6. Vitamin B-6 helps you make red blood cells — the cells tasked with oxygen transport — and also supports healthy nerve communication.  Vitamin B6 is important for normal brain development and for keeping the nervous system and immune system healthy.

BAKED GREEN PEPPER TACOS

Put a healthy spin on a kid-friendly classic by using green bell peppers as your next party dish! This recipe from Peas and Crayons takes just 10 minutes to prep and 18 minutes to cook.

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