Red Bell Peppers

By AuntieBear Latest Reply 2010-12-14 11:34:17 -0600
Started 2010-12-13 01:38:05 -0600

I like bell peppers. Green, gold, orange, yellow red. I love them all. I have noticed something about the red bell peppers that I can't figure out how to figure out. Some red bell peppers have a crisp veggie taste to them similar to the green bell pepper. Some red bell peppers have a sweet taste to them. How do I tell the difference between sweet red bell peppers and regular red bell peppers? There is never a sign in the produce section explaining this and the produce stockers never know the answer.

4 replies

CaliKo 2010-12-14 11:34:17 -0600 Report

I think you also get a wide variety in flavor depending on where the peppers are grown. Start noticing at the grocery store if the peppers you are buying are from Mexico, U.S, Canada etc. and which you prefer. They are not all available at all times of the year.

jayabee52 2010-12-13 02:28:59 -0600 Report

Howdy Kara
I didn't know the answer to your question, so I did a search engine search on "sweet red bell peppers". One of the responses to the query was from which says, in part "Red bell peppers are green bell peppers that have ripened longer and are very sweet."
(The rest of that article may be found here: )

So from this it would seem that the sweeter of the two is just an indication of its maturity.

I pray this helps
Blessings to you and yours

AuntieBear 2010-12-13 23:45:50 -0600 Report

Thanks James. AS soon as my slower than molasses inJanuary computer finishes my downloads I will pull up this artcle and read it.
Big Hugs,