Pepper is grown in various sizes and colors. Red, green, yellow and even purple. A little deep not here: red pepper is ripe stage of green pepper. For this reason red pepper is sweeter compared to the green pepper.
Sweet pepper is a good folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C source. Red pepper has too much lycopene. So the earlier your baby gets used to pepper, the better it is. You may give sweet pepper to your baby after he is six months old.
Keep in mind
Pepper is one of the foods that pesticide is used during production. So always make sure you wash it thoroughly and you may even peel of the pod. Don't buy peppers whose pod part is wrinkled.
What if pepper turns out to be bitter? When can my baby try bitter tastes? These are the questions that all mother chefs ask... Experts believe that little gourmets are not introduced bitter tastes before month 24. After he turns 2, he will be ready for different tastes. And at that time intestines would be fully developed and ready for these tastes. No matter what, even if the family likes eating bitter tastes and you ate bitter food while breastfeeding, never give your baby bitter foods before month 12.
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Nutritional value per 1 cup of bell pepper;
Vitamin C 174.80 mg
Vitamin A 5244 IU
Vitamin B6 0.23 mg
Fiber 1.84 g
Vitamin K 4.51 mcg
Folate 20.24 mcg
Potassium 162 mg