Red vs. Yellow vs. Green Bell Peppers: Think You Know The Difference?
Bell peppers, with their sweet taste and vibrant hues, are the perfect accompaniment to a variety of meals. Serve them grilled, stuffed, roasted, or raw, they're some of the most versatile veggies around.
You can find red, yellow, or green bell peppers in the produce aisle — but have you ever wondered if the difference between them was more than just the color? It turns out that the difference between those colorful bell peppers goes more than skin deep. Here's why:
The Truth Behind the Hues
Red, yellow, and green bell peppers all come from the same species. Their color depends on how ripe they were when they were picked. For instance, green bell peppers are harvested while they are still unripe. That is why they have a more bitter taste than their yellow and red counterparts. On the other hand, they're usually cheapest because they take the least amount of time to grow.
Yellow bell peppers are harvested when they are riper than green peppers, but have not yet fully matured. Red peppers are havested the latest. As they are the ripest of all the bell peppers, they taste the sweetest and are the most nutritious. In fact, red bell peppers contain 10 times more Vitamin A than green ones!
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Bursting with cheese and wrapped up in bacon, these stuffed chicken breasts are totally irresistible!
- Chicken breast
- 6 -8 bacon slices
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- 1 small jar semi-dried tomatoes
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- Salt and pepper
- Carefully slice the chicken breasts, forming a pocket, without cutting right through.
- Fry the breasts until golden brown on both sides.
- Layer bacon slices on a chopping board.
- Place the chicken breast on the far left, and top with spinach leaves, semi-dried tomatoes and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
- Roll the chicken breast in the bacon slices, folding it closed as you go.
- Cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 375°F.
- Serve, and enjoy!