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Organic Air Dried Red and Green Bell Pepper Chips: 1/8th Pound


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Please feel free to contact us for recommendations on what size or type of treat might be a good choice for your specific companion bird - as well as how much to offer your bird at any one time.

Organic Human Consumption Grade Air Dried Red and Green Bell Pepper Chips:
NOTE: The Air Drying process insures nutrition as close to fresh cut as possible!

The above price is for a 1/8 pound bag.

These are the highest quality Red and Green Bell Pepper Chips we can find! They are an excellent treat that many birds love! The Red and Green Bell Pepper Chips are great for all species that are not very interested in fresh vegetables! They are pictured at right next to a quarter for size comparison.

Red and Green Bell Peppers are an excellent source of Vitamin A. They are also a source of of Potassium, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folates and Vitamin E, Vitamins B1 (Thiamin), B3 (Niacin) and B6 (Pyridoxine).

General Information about Red and Green Bell Peppers:
Like their relatives, the chili peppers, bell peppers originated in South America with seeds of a wild variety dating back to 5000 BC. Like many other foods native to this region, bell peppers were carried throughout the world by the Spanish and Portuguese explorers who traveled through this continent. Due to the fact that bell peppers are very adaptable plants, being able to be grown in tropical and temperature climates, as well as very versatile foods, their cultivation and adoption into varying cuisines spread rapidly throughout many parts of the world. Currently, the main producers of sweet peppers are China, Turkey, Spain, Romania, Nigeria and Mexico.

Red and Green Bell Peppers are excellent sources of vitamin C and beta-carotene, two very powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants work together to effectively neutralize free radicals, which can travel through the body causing huge amounts of damage to cells. Free radicals are major players in the build up of cholesterol in the arteries that leads to atherosclerosis and heart disease, the nerve and blood vessel damage seen in diabetes. By providing these two potent free radical destroyers, bell peppers may help prevent or reduce some of the symptoms of these conditions by shutting down the source of the problem.
Bell Peppers also contain vitamin B6 and folic acid. These two B vitamins are very important for reducing high levels of homocysteine, a substance produced during the methylation cycle (an essential biochemical process in virtually every cell in the body). High homocysteine levels have been shown to cause damage to blood vessels and are associated with a greatly increased risk of heart disease. In addition to providing the vitamins that convert homocysteine into other beneficial molecules, bell peppers also provide fiber that can help lower high cholesterol levels, another risk factor for heart disease.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 06 September, 2004.
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