Pick a Pepper

Bell peppers come in a rainbow of rich colors and, while there’s no such thing as an unhealthy choice, some are nutrition standouts. Red peppers pack the most powerful antioxidant punch.

Bell peppers come in a rainbow of rich colors and, while there’s no such thing as an unhealthy choice, some are nutrition standouts. Red peppers pack the most powerful antioxidant punch, but yellow and orange peppers are close behind, say researchers from Louisiana State University. Yellow peppers are also the vitamin C champs. Just one delivers as much as 340 milligrams of vitamin C; totaling more than you would get in three 8 ounce glasses of orange juice. Green peppers, which have not developed their full array of nutrients delivers about 60 milligrams of vitamin C.