Sweet green peppers, a summer garden crop, contains a modest amount of antioxidants. The oxygen radical absorbancy capacity (ORAC) of sweet green peppers presented here is one measure used in research of the ability of sweet green peppers to fight off free radical cells before they can begin to form cancerous cells. The ORAC for sweet green peppers is based on a 100 gram measure — about two-thirds of a cup of sweet green peppers. The ORAC data has been collected by the USDA from antioxidant research.
Sweet green peppers contains 935 micromoles/litre of Trolox equivalents per 100 grams, the total ORAC value of sweet green peppers.
- The H-ORAC value for sweet green peppers is 921.
- The L-ORAC value for sweet green peppers is 14.
- The total phenolic content of sweet green peppers is 160 mg GAE/100 g.
The food tested for the particular graph below can be described more specifically as:
Peppers, sweet, green, raw
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