USU Student Organic Farm
Bell peppers can brighten up any dish with all the colors they can be! Peppers come in seven different colors: red, yellow, orange, green, purple, and the less known- brown, and ivory. What's interesting is that all peppers start out green when they're growing. They turn their genetically determined color as they mature. Some varieties mature and stay green and sometimes bell peppers are just picked early and sold as green peppers. As you've probably noticed, bell peppers become sweeter as they mature, so red peppers will be sweeter than green. One interesting fact, purple peppers are actually green on the inside and their skin turns green as they're cooked.
Sherwood, Brianne, "Peppers" (2011). USU Student Organic Farm Newsletter. Paper 11.