Question of the Day: Are pimentos red bell peppers?
Quick Answer: No, pimentos are not red bell peppers.
Pimentos, sometimes spelled pimientos or referred to as cherry peppers, are a small heart-shaped type of red pepper. They grow to be about four inches long, three inches wide, and have a sweet flavor with just a touch of heat.
Pimentos are very versatile and commonly used in Spanish cuisine or to make paprika.