Bell Peppers


Available in a rainbow of colors, bell peppers range from tangy to sweet. Use the links below to find nutrition education materials about sweet bell peppers.

Pick a Better Snack (PABS) Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets

Iowa Department of Public Health.

Iowa’s Pick a better snack™ fact sheets provide nutrition facts, uses, varieties, origin, trivia, etc. for over 30 fruits and vegetables.

Harvest of the Month

Network for Healthy California.

Newsletters and menu slicks for educators, families, and the community focused on a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Bell Pepper Recipes

USDA. NAL. Healthy Meals Resource System.

Quantity recipes containing bell peppers from the HMRS Recipe Finder database.

Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Set of 30 fruit and vegetable fact sheets with information about: nutrition, uses, description, varieties, and where first cultivated. Available in black & white and color.

Peppers Fact Sheet (PDF | 430 KB)

Mississippi State University Extension Service.

This fact sheet provides growing information, food safety tips, nutrient information, mealtime ideas, fun facts, and ways to involve children in preparation. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.


Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network.

Visitors to this web site can download and distribute newsletters, recipes, bookmarks, and other materials related to peppers.

Vegetable Posters (PDF | 6.13 MB)

Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Each of these 18 colorful posters features a different vegetable with simple facts for preschoolers. Page 2 contains a Bell Peppers poster. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.

Watch Your Garden Grow: Peppers

University of Illinois Extension.

Web site contains in depth information on bell peppers including varieties, planting and growing as well as selection, storage, nutritional information and preparation techniques.

Red Bell Pepper Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff. Bell pepper photos include:

Vegetables for Health Series: Bell Peppers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

This two page document includes facts about bell peppers, information about nutrition, selection, storage and preparation. Includes two recipes with nutrition facts.