Green peppers are actually fruits. These peppers are the under ripened fruit of the capsicum annum plant, and when ripe turn red.
Green Peppers
Green peppers do NOT produce capsaicin {spicy heat} and are nightshades that contain glycoalkaloids - a naturally occurring pesticides...harmful ONLY to bugs, though.

(sources : Nutrition Data; Diagnosis Diet)

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March 19, 2014