The peppers as we know them are sometimes called bell peppers. They come in red, green, yellow and orange. Each colour has its own flavour.
The green pepper has a characteristically spicy and aromatic flavour. It is perfect for hot dishes such as stews, casseroles and pasta sauces. A green pepper is actually an unripe red, yellow or orange pepper.
In Northwestern Europe, the red pepper the most commonly used. Red peppers combine the sweetness of yellow and orange peppers with the spiciness of green peppers. This makes red peppers suitable for all dishes: raw and sliced into strips or in a salad or sandwich, but also for hot dishes such as sauces, soups, stir-fries, casseroles and stews.
The yellow bell pepper is a soft, sweet pepper. Due to its decorative colour, yellow peppers are often used in salads and crudités, but yellow peppers are also very tasty in hot dishes. The popularity of this type is still increasing. This is mostly due to the soft, sweet yet refreshing taste and the highly decorative colour. This pepper is often used in salads and crudités, but the yellow pepper is also delicious when cooked!
Orange peppers have the sweetest taste of them all. Orange peppers are therefore particularly suitable for eating raw. As a (party) snack or in a salad. The sweet taste of orange peppers also adds to hot dishes and is therefore very suitable for filling, grilling or stir-frying. Because of the sweet taste, these peppers are also very suitable for children.