Peppers or Bell peppers are commonly a sweet pepper named for its bell-like shape. Although referred to as a vegetable the pepper is actually a fruit with a glossy red, yellow or green colored firm skin. Inside its thick, glossy flesh is an inner cavity with edible bitter seeds and a white spongy core. Bell peppers are not ‘hot’, they contain a recessive gene that eliminates capsaicin, the compound responsible for the ‘hotness’ found in other peppers. Peppers have a tangy sweetness which make them popular in many dishes from salads to curries and other Asian dishes.