Question of the Day: Do red bell peppers contain capsaicin?
Quick Answer: No, red bell peppers do not contain capsaicin.
Capsaicin is the chemical compound that gives peppers their heat. Bell peppers are one of the few pepper types that contain no capsaicin. This is why they are considered sweet peppers and have a Scoville Heat Rating of 0.
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