Sweet or spicy; red, green and yellow. Pepper is a very versatile food and an indispensable element in Mediterranean cuisine.
Peppers are a fruit native to Mexico, Peru and Bolivia that originate from the flower of the pepper, although we eat it as a vegetable.
Peppers arrived in Europe after Christopher Columbus' first expedition to America.
The varieties of peppers are classified into two main groups according to their taste: sweet and spicy.
We eat them fresh, cooked, as an ingredient, spice or condiment.
They contain very little fat and many vitamins, carotenes, folates and fibre.