Green Capsicums, also known as Green Peppers or Bell Peppers, are a vegetable belonging to the nightshade (Solanaceae) family. In Australia, capsicums are sold by colour – the difference between the colours is simply how ripe they are when they’re harvested! Green capsicums are the least ripe, and as such, are less sweet, and more astringent tasting.
Capsaicin is a volatile oil in the seeds of capsicums and chillies. Per gram, capsicums contain more vitamin C than oranges! They’re also a good source of Vitamin A, B Vitamins, manganese, potassium, and fibre.
Capsicums should be stored in the crisper section of your fridge.