These plump, bell-shaped vegetables featuring either three or four lobes usually range in size from 2 to 5 inches in diameter and 2 to 6 inches in length. Inside the thick flesh is an inner cavity with edible bitter seeds and a white spongy core.
When selecting peppers look for smooth, but firm skin with no wrinkles. They should feel heavy for their size and have green stems.
Peppers are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B-6 and fiber.