Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Red Bell Peppers
- ½ cup chopped red Bell pepper: 3 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1.5 grams fiber and 23 calories
- ½ cup sliced red Bell pepper: 2 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 14 calories
- 1 medium red Bell pepper (about 2¾" long and 2½" or about 4¼ oz.): 5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 37 calories
Glycemic Index for Red Bell PeppersAs with most non-starchy vegetables, there is no scientific study of the glycemic index of red Bell peppers.
Estimated Glycemic Load of Red Bell Peppers
- ½ cup chopped red Bell pepper: 1.5
- ½ cup sliced red Bell pepper: 1
1 medium red Bell pepper (about 2¾" long and 2½" or about 4¼ oz.): 2
Health Benefits of Red Bell PeppersRed Bell peppers are an excellent source of many nutrients, including vitamin C (one serving provides at least twice the daily requirement), vitamin A, and vitamin B6. They are also a very good source of vitamin E and folate, and a good source of Vitamin E, vitamin K, and potassium.
Low-Carb Recipes with Red Bell Pepper
- Smoky Red Pepper Soup
- Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce
- Four Red Pepper Dip
- Crock Pot Ropa Vieja
- Old World Cabbage and Pepper Sauté
- Ground Beef and Pumpkin Skillet Meal
- Mushrooms and Peppers with Wine and Garlic
- Crustless Smoked Salmon Quiche
- Thai-Style Chicken Salad
More Information About Red Bell Peppers at Calorie Count Plus.More Carb Profiles:
Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).
United States Department of Agriculture. "Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods - 2007. November 2007