I’ve put together this article to help you to find the bell pepper weights you’re looking for, with pictures, charts, and calorie information to help you with both baking and calorie conversions.
Sweet pepper types and sizes and weights vary quite a bit, so I’ve covered various types on this page, to find what you’re looking for, you might want to use the table of contents below to skip to the relevant section:
Sweet/Bell Pepper Weights
The bell pepper, or as we say in the UK a sweet pepper (or just red/green/yellow pepper) is one of the most widely available pepper types.
I did the research and weighed a selection of peppers that I bought in a supermarket and recorded the following measurement information as a guide to average weights;
A whole average medium-sized pepper with a circumference around the middle of around 25cm weighs around 120-150g (4.2-5.3oz), although weights can range from small at around 100g-120g (3.5-4.2oz) to large at around 150-250g (5.3-8.8oz).
Depending on the climate, peppers that are homegrown tend to be much smaller than hybrid varieties grown commercially because they have thicker, juicier flesh.
The chart below shows the metric/imperial conversions for one average bell pepper weights per size, as a quick reference guide:
|Average weight |
|100g – 120g/|
0.1 – 1.12kg
0.22 – 0.26lb
|120 – 150g/|
0.12 – 0.15kg
0.26 – 0.33lb
|150 – 250g/|
0.15 – 0.25kg
0.33 – 0.55lb
Mini Pepper Weights
Mini peppers are becoming much more widely available because they’re sweet and excellent roasted or in salads.
They have much thinner flesh than a bell pepper and when you buy a pack of them they do vary slightly in size (from around 7cm to 10 cm).
I weighed a number of mini peppers (red, orange and yellow) and the average weight of a whole sweet mini pepper is around 30g (1.1oz) (although they do range from around 20-40g/0.7-1.4oz).
Pointed Pepper (Ramiro) Weights
Ramiro peppers are long, sweet, and full of flavor and are now becoming more readily available in supermarkets.
A Ramiro pepper has thinner flesh and although its longer at around (20cm) it weighs about the same as an average small bell/sweet pepper.
I weighed some whole pointed Ramiro peppers and the average weight is around 125g (4.4oz) per pepper ranging from around 100-150g (3.5-5.2oz).
More Sweet Pepper Weight FAQ’s
In this section, I’ll answer some of the main FAQs on pepper weights based on various serving sizes and scenarios.
These figures are based on the average pepper weights above and can vary from pepper to pepper.
How Many Bell Peppers in a Pound?
Assuming an average medium bell pepper weight of around 5.3oz (150g) for a whole pepper, there are around three peppers in a pound.
A pound of smaller peppers weighing around 3.5oz (100g) would contain around four to five peppers in total.
A pound of large peppers weighing around 8.8oz (250g), would contain around two whole peppers.
How Many Bell Peppers in a Kilogram?
Assuming an average medium bell pepper weight of around 150g (5.3oz) for a whole pepper, there would be around six to seven peppers in a kilogram.
A kilogram of smaller peppers weighing around 100g (3.5oz) would contain around 10 peppers in total.
A kilogram of large peppers weighing around 250g (8.8oz), would contain around four whole peppers.
How Many Sweet/Bell Peppers Make a Cup?
I chopped up and removed all of the inedible parts of a pepper and measured the edible flesh and the results were as follows;
One US cup of de-seeded and chopped up bell pepper contains around 150g (3.5oz) of pepper which is equal to one medium/large pepper (with a whole weight of around 180g (6.3oz) before de-seeding).
How Many Calories Per Weight of Sweet/Bell Pepper?
The table below pulls together the calorie values for various pepper serving sizes, this is based on researched information and that 100g of bell pepper is equal to 31 kcal.
|Weight in g/oz||Calories in Kcal|
|1 cup chopped |
|1/2 cup chopped|
Sweet Pepper Seed and Stalk Weights
I just want to end this post by talking about the inedible parts of the pepper, because removing these parts will reduce the overall weight of the pepper.
The inedible parts of pepper include the stalk, seeds, and white pith which tastes bitter in comparison to the sweet flesh.
The seeds, stalk, and white bits inside the pepper (which are usually removed) weigh around 25-30g for an average-sized pepper and around 10g for a mini pepper.
If you’re working out the precise calories of a whole pepper, you’ll need to deduct this amount to get an exact figure.
Equipment and Information Used for This Article
I used precision scales that weigh to 0.01 of a gram which is regularly calibrated with a 100g weight. For more information see my recommended weighing scales here.
To make sure the information in this article is accurate, I researched and cross-referenced various sources (as well as original research) to obtain the correct weights and calories.
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