The bell pepper (also known as sweet pepper, pepper or capsicum ) is a cultivar group of the species Capsicum annuum. Cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colors, including red, yellow, orange, green, white, and purple. Bell peppers are sometimes grouped with less pungent pepper varieties as "sweet peppers"
Bell peppers contain 94% water, 5% carbohydrates, and negligible fat and protein (table). They are rich sources of vitamin C, containing 97% of the Daily Value (DV) in a 100-gram reference amount (table). Red bell peppers have more vitamin C content than green bell peppers. Vitamin B6 is moderate in content (17% DV), with no other micro-nutrients having significant amounts of the DV