Bell Peppers–Green, Red, or Yellow?

In the produce section of the grocery store, looking for a bell pepper and there are three colors. Which do you choose? Green, Red or Yellow?

If you are choosing based on vitamin C, skip over the green one. Although a green bell pepper has 2 times as much Vitamin C as an orange, the red and yellow peppers have 4 times as much!

Now that you have chosen the color of the bell pepper, do you want 3 or 4 bumps on the bottom of the bell pepper?

Bell Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Bell Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

When a recipe only calls for a portion of a bell pepper, cut the bottom off and leave the core in the middle. This will allow the moisture to stay in the pepper when storing the left over section.

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