How to Select, Store, and Serve Bell Peppers - The Produce Moms

Bell Peppers are known for their sweet & tangy flavor—making them a very popular vegetable in the United States. Did you know that bell peppers have more Vitamin C than an orange?! Bell peppers are in their peak season in summer but can be found any time of year.

How to select, store & serve bell peppers:


  • When shopping, search for brightly colored peppers with a firm skin that yields to slight pressure- skin will shine!
  • Make sure the stems of the bell pepper are green in color.
  • The peppers will be heavy for their size.
  • Avoid peppers with bruises, soft spots, or shriveled skin.


  • Place bell peppers in a plastic bag in the refrigerator- will last 5 to 7 days!
  • Add a damp paper towel to the vegetable compartment- helps the pepper to retain its water.


  • Stuffed Bell Peppers are a favorite way to serve bell peppers. Stuff them with rice, ground beef, cheese, and sour cream. What do you love to stuff your bell peppers with?
  • With any dip – the crispy texture of the pepper makes this a perfect combination! It’s a great alternative to chips!

Here are some of our favorite ways to serve bell peppers…

Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole 

Stuffed Bell Pepper Casserole

Sheet Pan Smoky Lime Chicken Fajitas 

Sheet Pan Smoky Lime Chicken Fajitas

Bell Pepper Nutrition FactsBell Pepper

Don’t forget to add Bell Peppers to this week’s grocery list. How will you serve them? Tell us in the comments below.

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. For ten years Lori sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States. Today, Lori and her team are fully focused on educating consumers about fresh produce, introducing them to produce brands, engaging the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promoting public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. Her work has been featured on,, Huff Post, Real Simple Magazine, US Kids Magazines, GQ Magazine, Hallmark Channel as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates throughout the US. Lori is the host of The Produce Moms Podcast, a seasoned Keynote Speaker, a recipient of many produce industry accolades (including Produce Business 40 Under 40, Vance Agribusiness 40 Under 40, and The Packer 25), and is currently writing her first book. Lori resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Chip, their two sons Joe & Mac, and their Great Dane.

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