June 20, 2022 3 min read
There are a lot of things to love about peppers. They’re delicious, they’re spicy, and they’re a great way to add color to a dish. But did you know they can also be extremely beneficial for your health?
No one knows and loves peppers better than the folks here at Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly, but even we were surprised by some of the health benefits of peppers. We’re used to fielding questions from famished foodies like “What is Pepper Jelly?” and “What foods pair best with Pepper Jelly?” Today, though, we’re learning along with you!
So pull up a chair, pop open a jar of Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly, and join us as we explore the many health benefits of peppers!
Vitamins aren’t just those things that come in little purple chewable tablets shaped like Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble; they’re also essential nutrients that we all need for our bodies to perform the various tasks that keep us healthy and spry.
Luckily for us, peppers are an excellent source of vitamins. Notably, the bell peppers used in Grandma Jones’ Caribbean Mango Pepper Jelly, contain a whopping 169% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is used by our bodies to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscle, and collagen in bones, and is vital to the healing process.
Bell peppers also contain vitamins A, E, and K1, as well as minerals like folate and potassium, and even the antioxidant beta-carotene.
In the last section, we mentioned that many peppers contain an antioxidant called beta-carotene. That might sound familiar to you because it’s the compound that famously gives carrots their bright orange color and is often cited as the reason why eating carrots is good for your eyesight.
The beta-carotene contained in the peppers used to make Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly is just as healthy as the beta-carotene in carrots, helping to protect our retinas and reduce the risk of macular degeneration. That said, getting full advantage of beta-carotene requires eating peppers, carrots, and other foods that contain the compound regularly.
Eating the same things day in and day out can be daunting, no matter how good it is for your eyesight. If you really want to enjoy the health benefits of peppers but are starting to get tired of the same-old-same-old, consider trying one of the more unique varieties of pepper jelly we offer, such as Cranberry Habanero Pepper Jelly or Southwestern Chipotle Pepper Jelly.
Trust us, your eyes and your taste buds will both thank you!
Ask any member of the Jones family what they cherish most in life and you’re sure to hear one simple answer repeated over and over: our memories. Nothing is more precious to us than the mental snapshots we carry of times spent together with loved ones.
Sadly, over 6 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer's Disease and other conditions that threaten to rob them of their cherished memories. While there is no single solution to this problem, there is growing evidence to suggest that the progression of conditions like Alzheimer’s can be slowed by eating peppers.
To date, the link suggesting peppers can help reduce the effects of memory loss has primarily been observed in animals kept in laboratory conditions. As more research is conducted, however, we remain hopeful that the known health benefits of peppers will soon extend into the realm of fighting Alzheimer’s and similar illnesses.
Whether you’re looking to improve your eyesight, get your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, or just indulge in a sweet ‘n’ savory snack, Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly is a great way of enjoying the health benefits of peppers. Browse our selection of flavors today; we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll absolutely love!
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