Green Bell Pepper
Scientific Binomial Name: Capsicum annuum
Usage: Raw, cooked, roasted or in vegetable platters.
Good-quality green bell peppers will be firm, smooth-skinned and fairly evenly-shaped. The coloring will be even with no blemishes.
Storage: Bell Peppers can be stored in your refrigerator for one or two weeks.
Avoid product that is soft, has wrinkled skin or is bruised or pock-marked.
Available year-round from California and Florida.
Washington peppers are available in August and September.
Green Bell Pepper Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 large bell pepper(164g)
Amount Per Serving
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: PMA's Labeling Facts
Bell Peppers are low fat, Very low sodium, a good source of fiber, and are very in vitamin C.
Bell Pepper Tips & Trivia
- The Bell Pepper originally came from South America, Central America and Mexico until 1493 when seeds were taken to Spain. From there, the bell pepper gained popularity and spread throughout Europe and Asai.
- Like the tomato, the Bell Pepper is botanically a fruit but is considered a vegetable in cooking.
How to roast a bell pepper:
- Place whole bell pepper on foil lined baking sheet.
- Broil until skin blisters completely, turning often.
- Place in brown paper bag, close tightly for 15 minutes until the charred skin steams loose from the flesh.
- Remove from bag. Cut lengthwise, remove stem, seeds and membrane, and cut into quarters. peel and discard skin.
- Wrap and refrigerate up to 2 days.