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Old 12-08-2005, 03:35 AM   #1
Matthew Townsend
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At my supermarket, I can get green, red, yellow and even orange peppers... in that order of price with the orange ones costing more than twice as much as the green peppers.

For a long time I have been buying a variety of colours, thinking that their chemical composition is likely to be different. And I recall reading somewhere that you should mix up the colour of your food, lest it all be green.

Is this correct, or am I just wasting my money?
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Old 12-08-2005, 06:47 AM   #2
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Red - High in vit A and C
Green - lower in most things
Yellow - highest in C but not as good as red for vit A

I'm sure you're right about the variety thing though

This is worth a read but it doesn't say what colour is better

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?t...dspice&dbid=50


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Old 12-08-2005, 09:02 AM   #3
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My brother's girlfriend took a nutrition course at her university. I borrowed and skimmed through most of her textbook. One of the few things I recall from that experience is that they recommended one eat varied colors of fruits and veggies. I think they recommened one shoot for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and white. I may have missed or added a color due to the fact that it has been like a year since this happened.
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:36 PM   #4
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Wow, what a great site!

http://www.whfoods.com/index.html

Interesting comment on pesticides in peppers...

According to the Envirionmental Working Group's 2003 report "Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce", bell peppers are among the 12 foods on which pesticide residues have been most frequently found. Therefore, individuals wanting to avoid pesticide-associated health risks may want to avoid consumption of bell peppers unless they are grown organically.
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