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How Many Calories Are in Roasted Red Peppers?

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Nicki Wolf has been writing health and human interest articles since 1986. Her work has been published at various cooking and nutrition websites. Wolf has an extensive background in medical/nutrition writing and online content development in the nonprofit arena. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University.
How Many Calories Are in Roasted Red Peppers?
Roasted red peppers impart a strong, savory flavor to appetizers and main dishes.

Roasted red peppers add a savory, meaty flavor to sandwiches, as well as sweetness to dips and other recipes. The calories in roasted red peppers may contribute toward your nutritional goals as well as your daily energy requirements.

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A 1-oz. serving of roasted red peppers contain 5 calories, according the MyFitnessPal website. This accounts for less than 1 percent of the calories you should consume daily if you are following a 2,000-calorie diet. Roasted red peppers are often served with or on different foods, so you will need to adjust the total calories accordingly.


Many of the calories in roasted red peppers come from carbohydrates. A 1-oz. serving provides 1 g of carbohydrates, or 0.8 percent of the 130 g recommended by the Institute of Medicine for daily consumption.


Making roasted red peppers at home is a quick process. The Food Network recommends thoroughly washing the peppers before holding them over a heat source with tongs -- a grill or gas range works best. Turn the pepper until the skin is evenly blistered and blackened on all sides. Place the peppers in a bowl and cover with a plate or plastic wrap to allow steam to further loosen the skin from the pepper flesh. Peppers are then ready to be peeled and seeded.

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