Calories in Red Peppers,
Red Pepper Nutrition

How many calories in Red Peppers? See below, the Red Pepper calories for the different serving sizes. We provide you with the Red Pepper nutrition facts and the health benefits of Red Peppers to help you to lose weight and eat a healthy diet.

The Bell Pepper is also known as Pepper or Capsicum. Bell Peppers are generally available in three colours, green, red and yellow and sometimes orange or even purple. The Red Pepper contains more vitamins and minerals than the other pepper varieties. It contains more than double the vitamin C of an Orange and is bursting with vitamin A and beta-carotene. It is also a good source of vitamins B1-B3, B5, B6, B9 (folic acid), K, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and many more minerals.

Due to its high beta carotene content, it is thought to protect against macular degeneration and help neutralize free radicals in the body. Other Red Pepper benefits may include protection against some cancers as the Red Pepper contains lycopene.

Below we have three calorie tables comparing the calorie content depending on how you prefer to eat this vegetable. We also have a detailed nutrition table comparing raw versus cooked. Compare the nutrition and calories in red peppers with the calories in other vegetable varieties.

All of our calorie and nutrition data is provided by the US Department of Agriculture.

Enjoy losing weight with our Bell Pepper diet recipes below

Calories in Red Peppers

Calories in Red Peppers, Sweet, Raw

Refuse: 18% (Stem ends, seed and core)
Serving SizeCalories per Serving
100 grams31 kcal (129 kJ)
1 cup, chopped, 149 grams46 kcal (192 kJ)
1 cup, sliced, 92 grams29 kcal (119 kJ)
1 tablespoon, 93 grams3 kcal (12 kJ)
1 large (2-1/4 per pound, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia.), 164 grams51 kcal (212 kJ)
1 medium (approx 2-3/4" long, 2-1/2 dia.), 119 grams37 kcal (154 kJ)
1 small, 74 grams23 kcal (95 kJ)
1 ring (3" dia., 1/4" thick), 10 grams3 kcal (13 kJ)

Calories in Red Peppers, Sweet, Cooked, Boiled, Drained

Refuse: 0%
Serving SizeCalories per Serving
100 grams26 kcal (108 kJ)
1 tbsp, 12 grams3 kcal (13 kJ)
1 pepper, 73 grams19 kcal (79 kJ)
0.5 cup, chopped, 92 grams24 kcal (99 kJ)

Calories in Red Peppers, Sweet, Sauteed

Refuse: 0%
Serving SizeCalories per Serving
100 grams133 kcal (555 kJ)

Red Pepper Nutrition

Red Peppers, Raw and Cooked
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
NutrientsPeppers, sweet, red, rawPeppers, sweet, red, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt
Water92.21 g91.87 g
Energy129 kJ (31 kcal)117 kJ (28 kcal)
Carbohydrates6.03 g6.70 g
Fiber2.1 g1.2 g
Sugars4.20 g4.39 g
Total Fat:0.30 g0.20 g
Cholesterol0 mg0 mg
Protein0.99 g0.92 g
Calcium, Ca7 mg (1 %)9 mg (1 %)
Iron, Fe0.43 mg (2 %)0.46 mg (3 %)
Magnesium, Mg12 mg (3 %)10 mg (3 %)
Phosphorus, P26 mg (3 %)18 mg (2 %)
Potassium, K211 mg (4 %)166 mg (4 %)
Sodium, Na4 mg (0 %)2 mg (0 %)
Zinc, Zn0.25 mg (2 %)0.12 mg (1 %)
Copper, Cu0.017 mg (1 %)0.065 mg (3 %)
Manganese, Mn0.112 mg (6 %)0.115 mg (6 %)
Selenium, Se0.1 mcg (0 %)0.3 mcg (0 %)
Vitamin C127.7 mg (213 %)171.0 mg (285 %)
Thiamine (Vit. B1)0.054 mg (4 %)0.059 mg (4 %)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)0.085 mg (5 %)0.030 mg (2 %)
Niacin (Vit. B3)0.979 mg (5 %)0.477 mg (2 %)
Pantothenic acid (B5)0.317 mg (3 %)0.079 mg (1 %)
Vitamin B60.291 mg (15 %)0.233 mg (12 %)
Folate (Vit. B9)46 mcg (12 %)16 mcg (4 %)
Vitamin B120 mcg (0 %)0 mcg (0 %)
Vitamin A3131 IU (63 %)2941 IU (59 %)
Vitamin E1.58 mg (8 %)1.65 mg (8 %)
Vitamin K4.9 mcg (6 %)5.1 mcg (6 %)
Percentages are relative to US Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for adults.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Author: Lana Soko

Red Pepper Recipes

Baked Cod with Red Pepper, Fennel and Tomatoes

Baked Cod with Red Pepper, Fennel and Tomatoes
This baked cod recipe is very colorful, tasty and easy to cook. You can have it cooked in 50 min, but trust me it is all worth it. The recipe is high in fiber, protein, potassium, vitamin C, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B-6, etc. It is suitable for a diabetic, gluten free, low GI and low carbohydrate diet.

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Chicken and Vegetable Soup Recipe
If you have some chicken leftover cook this yummy soup - it takes just 20 min from start to finish. The recipe is bursting with flavor and full of nutrients such as protein, niacin and vitamins A and C. It is suitable for a low calorie, low carb high protein, low fat and low glycemic index diet.

Warm Goat's Cheese Salad

Warm Goat's Cheese Salad

This grilled goats cheese salad will make a perfect lunch or dinner in just 20 min. There are 437 calories in one serving. It is vegetarian, good source of copper, riboflavin, phosphorus, vitamin A, B-6 and C. The recipe is low in carbs, GI and cholesterol.

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