The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Pepper, Bell

Latin Name:

Capsicum annuumm

Plant Type:


Bell peppers are not good for calcium absorption due to their phosphorus content and as they ripen, they increase in sugar content. They come from the nightshade family, which also includes tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes, and other toxic plants. The pepper itself is not toxic, but the leaves, stems, and roots are toxic and should not be fed.