This is the magic of a sterile secondary pepper developing on the placental wall of the pepper and the placental material of the pepper contains 90% of the capsaicinoids. Most of the differences in bell pepper color stem from time of harvest and degree of ripening. Green peppers are bell peppers that have been harvested before being allowed to fully ripen. While green bell peppers usually turn yellow/orange and then red this is not always the case. Red, orange, and yellow bell peppers are always more ripe than green ones and therefore require more time in the ground before they can be harvested and that’s why they are more expensive.
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