Capsicum annuum

Sweet pepper


The sweet pepper, also referred to as bell pepper or just pepper, is part of a specific group of cultivars that belongs to the species Capsicum annuum. These different cultivars of the sweet pepper plant bear fruit in different colours ranging from vanilla/white and yellow to orange, green and red and even dark purple and brown.

The sweet pepper is a very rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants. The level of carotene is even nine times higher in red peppers. Red coloured peppers also contain twice as much vitamin C than green peppers.