Bell Peppers are available fresh, frozen and canned for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose firm, brightly colored peppers with tight skin that are heavy for their size. Avoid dull, shriveled or pitted peppers.
Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Low in sodium, Low in calories, High in vitamin C
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Bell peppers are fat free.
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Bell peppers are low in sodium.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Bell peppers are low in sodium.
- Bell peppers, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Bell peppers contains no saturated fat or cholesterol.
Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Bell peppers are high in vitamin C.
Refrigerate bell peppers in plastic bag for use within 5 days.
Check out our bell pepper recipes!
Presence in Ethnic Cuisines
Asian / Chinese, Japanese, Korean African / Latino / Mediterranean
Social Media Posts
#DYK Paprika is a dried powdered form of bell pepper and can be made from any color of bell pepper! @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant
Available year-round, bell peppers kick any dish up a notch! This Grilled Halibut w/Roasted Pepper Salad is sure to please: http://ow.ly/qfzmI @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant
Enjoying more fruits and vegetables, inclusive of fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice, is a delicious way to enjoy a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant