Bell Peppers

All about peppers

History of bell peppers

Prehistoric remains in Peru show that peppers existed then, and they were in Central and South America in very early times. Columbus brought them to Europe in 1493, and they were quickly adopted and cultivated. In fact, it was the Europeans that gave peppers their name
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  • Vitamin C
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin E
  • Folate
  • Potassium

Health Bennefits

  • Eye Health
  • Prevention of Anemia
  • Protect your heart
  • Protect your DNA
  • Control diabetes complications
  • Lower risk of heart disease

Fun Fact

Peppers were named by Christopher Columbus and Spanish explorers who were searching for peppercorn plants to produce black pepper.

Bell Pepper Salad


Saute 2 smashed garlic cloves and 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds in a skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat, 30 seconds. Add 3 sliced red, yellow and/or orange bell peppers and cook until just warmed through. Toss with the juice of 1/2 lemon, some chopped parsley, and salt and pepper.

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine