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Yellow, orange, and red bell peppers are green before they ripen. Because they are harvested before they are ripe, green peppers don't have as high a concentration of nutrients and aren't as sweet as others. Yellow, orange, and red bell peppers are sweeter and less bitter than green ones.

PEPPERS ARE: Rated in Scoville Units Very (0) mild to XX really-really hot. Rich in Vitamins and Minerals. High in Vitamin C and are a source of beta carotene, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. Peppers mix well with most foods, such as pasta, rice, fish and poultry, as well as with other vegetables.

ANCHO: (dried) (see Poblano) HABANERO: (100,000-325,000 Scoville Units) Short, ovoid, pointed end Green, Yellow, scarlet and deep red. POBLANO: (fresh) Mild, somewhat sweet Conical

Green to dark red.

Pequin: (citrusy and nutty)

Very Hot Chili Pepper

5-6 times hotter than jalapenos

30,000 to 60,000 Units

Green, deep red & Expensive SERRANO: Hot, slightly sweet (8,000-22,000 Scoville units) Bullet-shaped Red, Green ANAHEIM: (New Mexican pepper) Mild heat (500-2,500 Scoville units) Long, tapered Green, matures to red (hotter when red) JALAPENO: Medium heat (2,500-8,000 Scoville units) Short, somewhat locky, tapered Green, red at maturity

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