Bell pepper

Capsicum annuum

What gives it its taste and how to recognise it

  • good exposure of plants to sunlight
  • planted well apart from each other
  • presence of pollinating insects (fruits obtained from flowers pollinated by bees are tastier)
  • tolerance and resistance to the predominant adverse conditions
  • sugar content of above 8° Brix
  • colouration of 70-80% of the fruit’s surface on harvesting
  • good flesh texture and thickness.

Nutritional and nutraceutical value

  • energy content: 22 Kcal/100g;
  • rich in: vitamin C, B group vitamins, beta-carotene, anthocyanins and capsaicin;
  • benefits: helps prevent skin ageing and lower the risk of tumours and cardiovascular diseases.

Varieties and periods of availability

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