Question of the Day: Are red, yellow, and green bell peppers the same?
Quick Answer: Green, yellow and red bell peppers are the same fruit at different stages of maturity.
All bell peppers begin green, then slowly transition to yellow or orange before turning red when fully matured. While this is happening to the outside of the bell pepper, more significant changes are happening on the inside.
As the fruit ripens, it becomes more nutritious and sweeter. Green bell peppers have a distinct bitterness. Red bell peppers are sweet to the taste, and yellows are somewhere in between. In terms of nutrition, the progression is much the same. Green bell peppers are healthy, yellows healthier, and red bell peppers are healthiest.