They all start out green and change color as they mature according to their variety; red, orange, yellow and green are the most common.
- Peppers are high in vitamin A & C. These vitamins are important in immune function.
- Peppers are high in fiber which aids in digestion.
- Peppers are 92% water, so when you eat peppers you’re also hydrating!
- Peppers are a nutrient rich alternative to other snack foods.
How to Store
- Keep in the refrigerator for 3-5 days, in a plastic, paper or cloth bag.
- Do not wash peppers until you are ready to use them
- Once peppers become very soft and their skin is wrinkled with spots, they are not good to eat and there is very little nutritional value left in them.
How to Prepare
- Wash and cut around the stem and remove it.
- Cut the pepper in half and pull out the membrane inside that holds the seeds.
- Shake or scoop out the seeds and rinse the pepper in cold water.
- Cut peppers into strips, rings or dice them.
- Peppers are actually fruits! They are often mistaken as vegetables, but they are part of the Capsicum family of fruits.
- One bell pepper contains more vitamin C than an orange.
- Bell peppers are a year round fruit so you can always enjoy this healthy food.