In search of a healthy snack? It’s hard to beat bell peppers, but mini peppers can. Crunchy, sweet, low in calories, high in vitamins, and you can add a side of hummus, tzatziki, baba ganoush...whatever you please.

How mini peppers make eating more vegetables a snap

For years, growers have been working to make the near-perfect bell pepper more snackable. First they shrank it, yielding mini-size, super-sweet peppers. Now, they’ve axed the seeds.

Just rinse off new NatureSweet Constellation Sweet & Seedless Mini Peppers and dig in.

NatureSweet’s mélange of red, orange, and yellow peppers aren’t the only seedless ones around. You can also try Sunset LolliPeppers (all reds).

One downside: Supermarket brands of mini peppers come in plastic bags. But you might be able to skip the plastic if you spot them at a farmers market or buy full-size peppers. 

Why bell peppers are a healthy snack

A 3 oz. serving (about 4 mini peppers or 1 cup of bell pepper slices) has roughly a day’s worth of vitamin C. (Red, orange, and yellow peppers have more than green ones.)

You’ll also get a smattering of fiber, folate, and—especially in reds—vitamin A from beta-carotene. And you can expect other carotenoids like lutein in green peppers.

What to do with mini peppers

Mini peppers aren’t just for dipping and snacking. Try them served alongside a sandwich, stuffed with chickpea or chicken salad, in a green salad, or in our Healthy Cook Kate Sherwood's recipe for Seared Mini Bells.

How sweet is that?

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