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Pepper

Pepper

Product Description

Bell peppers can be found in a rainbow of colours and can vary in flavour. The variety of the pepper plant and the stage of the ripeness determine the flavor and color of each pepper. For example, a red bell pepper is simply a mature green bell pepper. As a bell pepper ages, its flavour becomes sweeter and milder. Red bell peppers contain eleven times more beta carotene than green bell peppers.

When selecting them, they all follow the same guidelines. Their skin should be firm without any wrinkles, and the stem should be fresh and green. They should feel heavy for their size. Avoid peppers with sunken areas, slashes or black spots.

Bell peppers are a great source of vitamin C. If you thought citrus fruits packed a powerful punch when it comes to being a good source of vitamin C, peppers have them beat. Green peppers have twice the amount of vitamin C by weight than citrus fruits, and this powerful punch of vitamin C is an antioxidant that may be effective in preventing certain types of cancer.

 

 

 

History

Peppers are native to Central and South America. Pepper seeds were later carried to Spain in 1493 and from there spread to other European and Asian countries.

The term "bell pepper" is one of the many names for some fruits of the Capsicum annuum species of plants. The misleading name "pepper" (pimiento in Spanish) was given by Christopher Columbus upon bringing the plant back to Europe. At that time peppercorns (black pepper, Piper nigrum) were a highly prized condiment.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 100 grams
Red:
Calories: 28
Protein: 1 gram
Fat: 0 grams
Carbohydrate: 6 grams

Green:
Calories: 16
Protein: 1 gram
Fat: 0 grams
Carbohydrate: 3 grams

 

Use Tips

When selecting them, they all follow the same guidelines. Their skin should be firm without any wrinkles, and the stem should be fresh and green. They should feel heavy for their size. Avoid peppers with sunken areas, slashes or black spots.

Store unwashed bell peppers in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for about a week. Green bell peppers will stay fresh a little longer than the yellow and red ones.

Bell peppers are sold in both its immature green state and its red, yellow, or orange ripe state. They may be eaten cooked or raw, such as in salads. They also may be ground in to a powder and added to fruit as a coloring or flavoring.

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