Although now available in a variety of colors, the classic bell pepper is either red or green. Bell peppers are sometimes grouped with less pungent pepper varieties as sweet peppers. Native to Mexico, Central America and northern South America, pepper seeds were later carried to Spain in 1493. Red peppers are less bitter and sweeter than green peppers.
Spice Fun Fact: ʺBell peppers are native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. Pepper seeds were carried to Spain in 1493 and from there spread to many other countries.ʺ