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green bell pepper

green bell pepper

Available:  November - March

Bell peppers are a botanical fruit but culinary vegetables that are used in many types of cuisine.  Bell peppers are commonly used in salads and as toppings for pizza or cheesesteaks and can be stuffed using hollowed or halved bell peppers. Bell peppers and other varieties of Capsicum annuum may be used in the production of the spice paprika.

Bell peppers are 94% water, 5% carbohydrates, and negligible fat and protein. They are rich sources of vitamin C and contain vitamin B6 with no other micronutrients present in significant amounts. Red bell peppers have approximately twice the vitamin C and eight times the vitamin A content of green bell peppers.