Are Green Bell Peppers Spicy? (EXPLAINED)

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Are Green Bell Peppers Spicy?

Question of the Day: Are green bell peppers spicy?

Quick Answer: No, green bell peppers are not spicy.

Green bell peppers are the immature fruit of the capsicum annuum plant. This plant has a genetic makeup that prevents it from forming capsaicin.

Capsaicin is the chemical that makes peppers hot. Lacking capsaicin, green bell peppers aren’t spicy.