The substance that controls hotness in peppers, called capsaicin, is very small in bell peppers. They are very high in vitamin C with good quantities of vitamin B6, vitamin A, folate and fiber. Paprika is a dried powdered form of bell pepper.
"Bell peppers are also known as sweet peppers, and are native to Mexico and Central and South America. Red bell peppers (the sweetest) are actually ripened green peppers."