capsicum, bell pepper

Exporting Capsicum or Bell pepper

Capsicum or Bell pepper are botanically berries but culinary vegetable like the tomato. The terms Capsicum or Bell pepper or Pepper or Sweet pepper are often use for any large bell shaped peppers, regardless of their colour. They are native to Mexico, Central America and northern South America.

What is the difference between Capsicum and Bell pepper?

The large form of capsicum is known as a bell pepper in U.S. and Canada. However, there is a slight difference between the two. The presence of capsaicin which is a lipophilic chemical that produces a burning sensation in the mouth. Bell peppers do not contain this chemical. Hence they are also known as sweet pepper.

Varieties Of Capsicum or Bell pepper

Sweet peppers are of many colours with many taste. In India, mainly green, red and yellow are produced and demanded.


capsicum, bell pepper

These are grassy in flavour and super crunchy in texture. Green capsicum are the best stuffing peppers.


bell pepper, capsicum

The most popular pepper is red. Because they are sweet. The bright colour and sweet taste make them perfect for salads. It has a less grassy flavour than most peppers and become silken and delicious when roasted.


These sweet pepper are similarly sweet as red but have a milder taste.

Export Packaging

The peppers are hand pickedĀ  and packed in consumer packs of LDPE or PP. The size of the box is either 5 kg or 10 kg. The material is standard Corrugated fibre board (CFB) Box. For longer transportation there are different types of scavengers and food grads are available. Therefore you can have fresh capsicum no matter where you live.


Source – APEDA


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