Green peppers (also known as bell peppers) are sweet and crunchy vegetables from Mexico, Central America and South America. They have smooth and shiny green skin with slightly lighter green insides.
Green peppers are harvested at the first stage of maturation. If they are allowed to ripen further – depending on the variety – they would turn red, yellow or orange.
They are related to chilli peppers but they do not contain capsaicin (the ingredient that creates a hot burning sensation).
Green peppers can be eaten both raw and cooked: they are great in stir-fries, roasted with other vegetables, added to hummus, salads, soups or simply eaten raw as a snack
Green peppers nutritional values
100 grams of green peppers contain about 2 calories: among the different types of peppers on offer, green peppers contain the least amount of calories.
Green peppers are rich in vitamins and contain 200% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C, as well as remarkable levels of vitamin A, vitamin B6 and folic acid.