Capsicums have three reasons to be loved. One, it adds a dynamic personality to your food owing to vibrant colours of green, yellow, red and orange. Two, it blends into any dish and brings out a certain zing and flavour. Three, it is a storehouse of essential nutrients that can fight most illness. The capsicum is considered an exotic vegetable that are likely to be called bell peppers or paprika in certain countries around the world. Due to all these advantages, the capsicum has found its place in almost all cuisines. Further, the sections below will give you an idea about the history, nutritional facts, health benefits and how to select and store capsicum.