Green Bell Peppers
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Availability

Green Bell Peppers are available year round.

Purchasing

Choose a Green 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 Green Bell Pepper is getting old and blemishes are a sign that it is beginning to spoil.

Storage

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

Culinary Uses

Green Bell Peppers, across the board, will yield a lot of flavor if cooked with Dry Heat Methods such as: RoastingFire RoastingBroilingGrillingSautéeingPan FryingStir-FryingDeep 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 Green Bell Peppers per person.

Nutritional Value USDA
PEPPERS,SWT,GRN,RAW
Amount Per 100g
Calories 20
%Daily Value*
 
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3mg
3%
Potassium 175mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
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.
Nutrition

Green Bell Peppers are particularly high in vitamin C and also contain good amounts of carotenoids, B vitamins and vitamin E.  Green 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

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes