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Bell peppers

Bell pepper, also known as sweet pepper or a pepper (in the UK) and capsicum (in Australia and New Zealand), is a cultivar group of the species Capsicum annuum (chili pepper). (...) Bell peppers are botanically fruits, but are generally considered in culinary contexts to be vegetables. (...)

The color can be green, red, yellow, orange and more rarely, white, rainbow (between stages of ripening) and purple, depending on when they are harvested and the specific cultivar. Green peppers are less sweet and slightly more bitter than yellow or orange peppers, with red bell peppers being the sweetest. The taste of ripe peppers can also vary with growing conditions and post-harvest storage treatment; the sweetest are fruit allowed to ripen fully on the plant in full sunshine, while fruit harvested green and after-ripened in storage are less sweet.

Source: Wikipedia

Bell peppers and the Dukan Diet

Bell peppers are allowed from the Cruise phase on PV days (Protein + Vegetable).

Although technically a fruit, they are considered a vegetable for cooking purposes.

Peppers are a great source of vitamins, especially C and A. The amounts differ slightly depending on the colour - red has the highest values while the green peppers have the lowest (though still 100% of your daily vitamin C RDA).

Peppers also have anti-inflammatory properties that can potentially reduce arthritis, rheumatism, and headaches.

How to Eat

Sweet peppers are a very versatile food, and can be prepared in many different ways:

  • Eat fresh, chopped in a salad or on a sandwich
  • Grill on a skewer
  • Grill with other vegetables
  • Roast with stuffing
  • Stir fry


Bell Peppers (Capsicum)


Amount per 100g
Calories 20
Total Fat 170mg
Saturated Fat 58mg
Sodium 3mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
Fibre 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 860mg
Source: WolframAlpha

Values for a green pepper

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