Padrón pepper is a variety of chili, although they are not usually hot, some are slightly hot. In Spain we have a popular saying about these tasty peppers: “Padron peppers, some hot, some not”.
They are small peppers with a maximum length of 5cm, bright green and with an intense, sweet and slightly nutty flavour. They have a conical shape that tapers to a stemless end, dimpled and multi-lobed.
Benefits of eating Padrón Pepper
Padrón pepper provides Vitamins A, B2, B6, C, E and K, as well as Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Calcium.
Its high content of Vitamin A is beneficial for vision problems. Thanks of its content of Vitamin C, it helps us prevent colds, in addition to maintaining healthy cells, skin, blood vessels and bones. It also has an important role in wound healing, along with vitamin K, which plays a key role in blood clotting.
Padrón peppers are low in calories, so they are very suitable for weight loss diets. In addition, they have analgesic properties, so they help fight pain.
Rich in dietary fiber, which can aid in digestion.