|Description:||The man and woman pictured here were in the process of choosing an array of healthy fruits and vegetables at a mobile produce market, and placing their choices into yellow, hand-held plastic baskets. Here, the man in the foreground, was inspecting a bright red bell pepper, which is a food that has been shown to be high in its vitamin A and vitamin C content.|
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.