Did you know that green bell peppers are just immature colored bell peppers?
Articles like this are often shared with me on my social media channels. Friends say “hey, I never knew!” as if it’s this simple.
Wouldn’t everyone like to save a buck and just buy green ones?
Well, c’mon guys. That’s not how this works. I talked with some experts, namely Mike Aiton at Prime Time International, a bell pepper grower in Coachella, Calif., about how peppers actually get their color.
Yes, a green bell pepper will eventually change color, but the ones you buy at the supermarket were specifically bred to be crunchy and delicious at the perfect color stage – be it green, red, orange, yellow, purple (yes, purple) or even red striped.
If you buy a green bell pepper and expect it to change color and become sweet and delicious on your counter at home, you’ll be sorely disappointed.