//BELL PEPPERS// Though these peppers may not be spicy, they are considered "hot" and pungent in TCM as they warm the interior of the body and act on the HEART and the SPLEEN. Members of the Nightshade family, all bell peppers actually come from the same plant but they differ in their level of maturity. ▪
//GREEN PEPPERS// These are harvested before they are ripe. If left on the plant to mature, they would next turn yellow and then red. These are the less expensive and most bitter of the peppers.
Vitamin A: 12% daily value
Vitamin C: 137% daily value
Beta Carotene: 340 mcg
//ORANGE&YELLOW PEPPERS// More mature than green bell peppers, yellow and orange peppers have a fruity taste.
Vitamin A: 3.6% daily value
Vitamin C: 282% daily value
Beta Carotene: 110 mcg
//RED PEPPERS// These are more mature than green, orange or yellow bell peppers. They are rich in carotenoid phytonutrients and contain almost eleven times more beta-carotene than green bell peppers as well as one and a half times more vitamin C. Red Bell Peppers have a sweet, almost fruity taste. Pimento and paprika are both prepared from red bell peppers.
Vitamin A: 105% daily value
Vitamin C: 292% daily value
Beta Carotene: 841 mcg *All other vitamins and minerals for the peppers are comparable