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Is a red, orange, yellow pepper just a green pepper that hasn't ripened yet ?

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helixaqua

They are all the same but just different colors. Cooks use then to "brighten" up the food they serve. There is actually a chocolate looking pepper too that I grew last year.

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Mmmmmmm ... chocolate covered peppers!

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You did a Homer Simpson :D
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Oooops! That was supposed to be a comment to you, not an answer! haha
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You still got some stars!!! :D
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How ironic, I had some GOOD answers today that got ZERO stars! And even after somebody said "I agree" or something!
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They are all varieties of the same thing. Actually red peppers start off green and turn red as they ripen, not the other way around.

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Aw you beat me! I type too slow on the phone. :p
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Yellow, orange and red bell peppers are different types and come from different seeds. The green on the other hand is an unripe pepper, usually red. That's why the green tastes very different and less sweet that the others.

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Yes, you are right.
Bell peppers, as they ripen (on the plant), change color and increase in sweetness. They start out green, and if harvested then, are slightly bitter (and cost less). As they ripen, they change color, from yellow to orange, and are red when fully ripe. The ripe red bell peppers have 11 times more beta-carotene and 1.5 times more vitamin C than green peppers. They are sweeter and just a touch fruity tasting. Yum.

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Oh wait, I didn't read your question right -- reverse it and you're right. :)
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