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Bell Peppers Lesson Plan

Fun Facts About Bell Peppers

  • Bell peppers, also known as sweet peppers, are like the Christmas ornaments of the vegetable world since they are beautifully shaped, glossy in appearance and come in a variety of vivid colors such as green, red, yellow, orange, purple, brown and black.
  • Bell peppers have a delightful, slightly watery crunch. Green and purple peppers have a slightly bitter flavor, while the red, orange and yellows are sweeter and almost fruity.
  • The most popular sweet pepper in the United States is the bell pepper.
  • As bell peppers mature, their color changes from green to red and they become sweeter.
  • The pepper plant is a member of the Solanaceae or “nightshade” family, which also includes tomatoes and potatoes.
  • Peppers are botanically a fruit of Capsicum plants. However, in the culinary world, people recognize peppers as a vegetable.
  • Pimento and paprika are both prepared from red bell peppers.

What’s Included in the Bell Peppers Lesson Plan

  • History
  • Tips & recipes
  • Nutritional information
  • Presenter outline & talking points
  • Sticker template
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Student handouts

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