Bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, poblano peppers, you name it—now’s the time to start chopping, seeding, and serving them all month. Yellow and orange peppers are the sweetest of the bunch (red peppers are just mature green peppers), and are best when grilled, baked, or sautéed. In need of some heat? Look for jalapeños with “stretch marks,” which indicate hotter peppers.

Try them in: Grilled Hanger Steak With Green Bean and Sweet Pepper Slaw

Nutritional bonus: How's this for some good news: Research has shown that throwing some hot peppers into a meal might help to promote weight loss. Can't take the heat? Bell peppers have plenty of health benefits too—one small red bell pepper has almost twice the Vitamin C as an orange.

Kana Okada

Bell peppers add fresh flavor and splashes of color to raw and cooked dishes. They’re also great sources of vitamins A and C.

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