Peppers belong to the Solanaceae family. Originally from South America and the Antilles. Peppers are very varied in shape, colour and flavour: the more elongated shapes suitable for frying, round, bell-like or quadrangular. The flavour ranges from sweet and delicate to strong and spicy-hot. Size varies depending on the variety. The colour changes during the ripening process from green to yellow, from green to red, and from green to streaked yellow or red.