A wonderful combination of tangy taste and crunchy texture. Peppers have a beautifully shaped glossy exterior that comes in a wide array of vivid colors ranging from green, red, yellow, orange, purple, brown to black. They are plump, bell-shaped vegetables featuring either three or four lobes. Green and purple peppers have a slightly bitter flavor, while the red, orange and yellows are sweeter and almost fruity. Although peppers are available throughout the year, they are most abundant and tasty during the summer and early autumn months.