Bell peppers are a group of peppers of the Capsicum annuum species. Bell peppers may be found in a variety ofcolors, including white, purple, brown, and, more commonly, red, orange, yellow, and green.

Health considerations

Bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, as well as smaller amounts of B vitamins, manganese, and potassium. Bell peppers are a source of a variety of phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and antioxidants. As green peppers ripen to yellow, orange, or red, the vitamin C and carotenoid content increases.

May be found in

Fresh, frozen, prepared dishes


Food, Agriculture & Environment
Journal of Functional Foods

Alternative Spellings and Names

Sweet pepper, pepper, capsicum

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