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Recipe of the Week: Classic Stuffed Peppers

Desert Farms2Table rescued and distributed delicious green bell peppers at Casa Grande Farmers Market so we can help supporters supplement their meals. Tasty and versatile, bell peppers are unique foods from the plants of the species Capsicum annuum. Bells peppers are sweet and makes it a popular ingredient that adds flavor to many dishes without adding heat. Bell peppers also known as vegetables are actually fruits produced by flowering plants and may be eaten on their own or cooked in a variety of healthy recipes to add to add a nutrient-packed boost to any diet.

Bell peppers are low in calories and high in nutrients, including several important vitamins. A one-cup serving of chopped bell pepper contains 120 milligrams of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron and heal wounds. It may also play a role in preventing a variety of health conditions, including heart disease and cancer. Try this yummy and nutritious recipe from A Couple Cooks by Sonja Overhiser.

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