Red bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A, and also contain vitamins E, K, and B6, potassium, manganese, fibre, folate, and thiamin. They also contain lycopene, which is an antioxidant that has been known to help protect the body and fight free radicals.
Red bell peppers are medium to large in size and its smooth skin is firm, glossy, and bright red. Red bell peppers have an aqueous crunch and are sweet with a fruity flavour.
The sweet pepper can be chopped and tossed into green salads, mixed with orange and yellow peppers for a crunchy side dish, or sliced and layered on vegetable platters with dips such as hummus, yogurt, or dressings. They can also be used as a pizza topping, grilled and placed in sandwiches, rolled into fajitas or tacos, or baked into a casserole.