Question of the Day: Do Red Bell Peppers Cause Gas?
Quick Answer: Yes, red bell peppers can cause you to have gas.
According to medical professionals, the two most common reasons red bell peppers make people gassy are that they are high in fiber and contain glucose and fructose.
Dietary fiber is difficult to digest and can pass from your intestines to your colon. Likewise, much of the sugar in red bell peppers may not be absorbed. When these carbohydrates reach the colon, bacteria can cause them to ferment.
Fermentation gives off methane and hydrogen gases.