|Description:||The woman pictured here was choosing an array of healthy fruits and vegetables at a mobile produce market, and placing her choices into a yellow plastic basket she’d held in her right hand. Here she was inspecting a bright red bell pepper, turning it around in her left hand, checking it for any external abrasions or bruising. Bell peppers are a mild pepper, high in its vitamins A and C, and a great colorful addition to any meal.|
Bell peppers can be found in a rainbow of colors and can vary in flavor. The variety of the pepper plant and the stage of the ripeness determine the flavor and color of each pepper. For example, a red bell pepper is simply a mature green bell pepper. As a bell pepper ages, its flavor becomes sweeter and milder. Red bell peppers contain eleven times more beta carotene than green bell peppers.