Brightly coloured and sweet flavoured, peppers (also known as bell peppers) are a versatile vegetable that are eaten both raw and cooked and are used in many different cuisines including Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Spanish, Italian and French. A choice of different colours is available all peppers are originally green, and as they ripen and sweeten they turn red, orange or yellow. Peppers are sometimes skinned before using this can help to enhance their sweet flavour. To prepare peppers, cut in half and remove the seeds and bitter white pith, wash and dry then cut as required.
A typical 100g portion of raw pepper contains 32 calories, 0.4g fat, 6.4g carbohydrate, 1 g protein and 1.6g fibre.