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Unfortunately, they are difficult to find in supermarkets. If needed, you can substitute red and yellow capsicums. Although they don’t contain zeaxanthin, they are rich in vitamins C and A, which are both vital for eye health.
Step 1: Cut capsicum in half lengthways, remove seeds, and chop into 2cm squares.
Step 2: Slice onions and put them in a large frying pan with olive oil, capsicum, salt and pepper. Add the capers and raisins, cover and cook over low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring regularly.
Step 3: Add the vinegar and sugar to the pan. Stir and continue to simmer, uncovered, until the liquid has evaporated (about 30 minutes). Remove from heat and add basil or mint leaves.
Step 4: Serve at room temperature.
A balanced diet helps keep your eyes healthy – read more about eating for good eye health.
Cluff, R. Orange capsicums help combat blindness but you won’t find them easily in shops [Internet]. Ultimo (NSW): ABC News; 2021 [cited 2021 Feb 24]. Available from: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-12/orange-capsicums-help-prevent-blindness-but-not-widely-available/13049208 ↩︎
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