Capsicum is known as a vegetable but technically it's a fruit, as it's seeds are inside. It's called a pepper or bell pepper in the US. Capsicums can be eaten raw or cooked. They belong to the nightshade family. Capsicums vary in colour, shape, size and their flavour intensity, between the different varieties. They are highly nutritious and contain more vitamin C than an orange and have relatively high amounts of vitamin B6.