Bell pepper, from the species Capsicum annuum, is a member of the Solanaceae family. Other members of this family include potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants and chile peppers. Bell peppers are cultivars that produce fruits in various colors including brown (sometimes called chocolate), green, orange, purple, red, vanilla (aka white) and yellow. Bell peppers are sometimes grouped with other less pungent pepper varieties and referred to with the ubiquitous term “sweet peppers”.
These Red Bell Peppers are roasted, diced, and then dried. The long slow roasting time allows the heat to draw out every bit of sweetness from these peppers.