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About orange bell peppers

Orange bell peppers are just one color variant of bell peppers, also known as sweet peppers or as capsicum in other parts of the world, which are a cultivar group in the species Capsicum Annuum. This species also includes various mild and hot peppers, such the Mexican chili, jalapenos, and cayenne peppers. 

Since bell peppers do not contain capsaicin, the chemical that causes the burning sensation when you eat hot peppers, they are mild peppers that score very low on the Scoville scale. In fact, they are rated 0 SHU, whereas jalapenos, which are also quite mild as far as hot peppers go, score a rating of between 2,500 to 8,000 SHU.

Peppers are native to the southern parts of North America and the northern parts of South America. Europeans and Asians were introduced to the various pepper species for the first time after the Spanish took pepper seeds back to Europe from the Americas in 1493. The mild bell pepper, however, wasn't cultivated until the 1920s in Hungary. 

While many people regard bell peppers as vegetables and tend to use them in savory dishes such as garden salads, they are technically fruits and are botanically classified as berries. They come in many different colors, including red, yellow, orange, green, white, and purple. 

Generally, green peppers are the unripe fruits, which then turn into one of the pepper colors as they mature. The Permagreen variety, though, remains green even when fully ripe. Since green peppers are typically unripe, the colored versions, such as red or orange peppers, are generally sweeter and contain more nutrients.

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Colored bell peppers, including orange bell peppers, are packed with nutrients. The fruit contains loads of vitamin C, which keeps your immune system strong and protects your body from the damage caused by free radicals. They also provide vitamin B6, which improves brain health and prevents anemia. In addition, orange bell peppers contain vitamins A and E, potassium, and folate.

There are many different orange bell varieties to choose from, such as:
  • Gourmet Orange Bell Pepper: This is an elongated, thick-walled orange pepper that feels heavy for its size. It has a crunchy texture and a pleasant sweet taste. Since the plant is small-statured, it's perfect for pots on a warm balcony.
  • Horizon Orange Bell Pepper: The Horizon orange bell pepper is an heirloom variety with thick walls and a mild, sweet flavor. These medium-sized, gourmet peppers have a block shape. The plant is shrub-like and compact, so they grow well in pots.
  • Valencia Orange Bell Pepper: Valencia bell peppers are firm and crispy and have a brilliant orange color. These thick-walled papers are juicy and sweet and ideal for eating raw and in salads.
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