Eye Pleasing Colorful Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers

Sweet and Tangy Bell Peppers

Bell peppers come in a rainbow of colors from green to red to orange. These tangy, yet sweet vegetables add crunch to many recipes, and are delicious cooked too. While the green and purple peppers have a slightly bitter flavor, the red, orange and yellows are sweeter and almost fruity. Capsaicin or the heat element is found in very small quantities in these, so these are a much milder form of peppers.

Bell peppers are a very rich source of carotenoids and Vitamin C. As they ripen their anti oxidant properties also increase, making them a very beneficial vegetable. Their scientific name is Capsicum annuum. And in many parts of the world bell peppers are actually referred to as capsicums. Paprika is a dried powdered form of bell pepper which is a commonly used spice.

Here’s our pick of bell pepper or capsicum recipes for you to enjoy:

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Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer April 11th 2012
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