Grilled Peppers in Oil By Golosini
In addition to their bright color, sweet taste and velvety texture, roasted red peppers are a low-calorie addition to a dish that comes chock-full of nutritional benefits. Easily added to any number of dishes, including pastas, soups and salads, roasted red peppers can be made at home or purchased pre-made at the grocery store. They pack a huge flavor and nutrition punch, making them a must-have addition to your fridge.
Antioxidant Benefits – Due to their high concentration of vitamins A and C, roasted red peppers are a rich source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help prevent damage by free radicals — harmful compounds created by natural body processes and the environment — to cells. As shown by their bright red color, red peppers are rich in the pigment beta-carotene, which is converted by your body to retinol, a form of vitamin A, during the digestive process. Vitamin A is necessary for eye health and maintaining healthy skin, membranes and soft tissue. Vitamin C provides support for your immune system and both vitamins A and C help your body repair itself after it has been injured.