Red Bell Peppers
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Red Bell Peppers are available year round.


Choose a Red Bell Pepper that is firm, smooth skinned, shiny and heavy for its size.  Avoid any with wrinkles or watery-looking blemishes.  Wrinkles are a sign the Red Bell Pepper is getting old and blemishes are a sign that it is beginning to spoil.


Store Red Bell Peppers in a paper or plastic bag in the refrigerator. Red Bell Peppers will last 1-2 weeks refrigerated.  They can also be stored briefly at room temperature or frozen for much longer.

Culinary Uses

Red Bell Peppers, across the board, will yield a lot of flavor if cooked with Dry Heat Methods such as: Roasting, Fire Roasting, Broiling, Grilling, Sautéeing, Pan Frying, Stir-Frying, Deep Frying, etc. Moist Heat Methods such as Braising or Simmering for long periods of time also work well. 

Portion Size

Allow 1-2 oz of Red Bell Pepper per person.

Nutritional Value USDA
Amount Per 100g
Calories 31
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 4mg
Potassium 211mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Protein 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Red Bell Peppers are particularly high in vitamin C and also contain good amounts of carotenoids, B vitamins and vitamin E.  Red Bell Peppers can help control cholesterol, relieve arthritis, inflammation and headaches, increase circulation, and lessen nasal and chest congestion.  They are an excellent choice for dieters, as they increase metabolism so we burn more energy when we eat them.  They may also send signals to our brain that we’re full sooner than usual.

Gluten Free


Low Fat


Low Calorie