The best known of American sweet peppers it belongs to the Capsicum family like the chile pepper but is mild, sweet flavored and crisp. Though most often bright green, there are also red, yellow, orange, purple and brown varieties. They may be used in cooking or eaten raw, with seeds and stems removed.
Also known as sweet pepper is a bell-shaped variety of mild peppers belonging to the Capsicum family. Their juicy flesh has a mild, sweet flavor and crisp texture. Young bell peppers are most often bright green in color and turned to red when mature. Bell pepper becomes sweeter when cooked.