Peppers

Harvested

(rough estimate due to natural conditions {weather, pests etc})

July, August, September & October Unknown

Benefits of Peppers

  • Anti-inflammatory Agent

  • Forms Mucilage

  • Prevents Cancer

  • Improves Heart Health

  • Antioxidant Agent

  • Hypoglycemic
  • Boosts Immunity

  • Treats Fibromyalgia

  • Treats Diabetic Neuropathy

  • Skin Care

  • Relieves Menopausal Symptoms

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Storage Tips

  • refrigerator: do not wash, place directly into plastic bags or produce bags. Store your bagged peppers in your refrigerator’s crisper compartment. Remember to wash your peppers before eating them. Peppers stored like this should stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.
  • refrigerator (2):Cutting peppers makes them more susceptible to spoilage, especially if you store them at room temperature. Peppers also tend to lose their crunch quickly once you cut them. Do not expect them to last much longer than about three days, even in the refrigerator.  Keep your cut peppers from going limp & preserve their fresh flavor by washing your peppers before cutting them. Next, use a sharp knife to cut them since a dull knife can bruise their exteriors. For bell peppers, remove the seeds & pith. You can leave those in with hot peppers if you want to preserve their heat. Wrap the pieces of pepper in a paper towel & place them in an airtight container. Pour enough cold water into the container to saturate the paper towel, then seal the container & place it in a refrigerator. The pepper pieces should stay fresh for up to a week.
  • freeze: First blanch them. Blanching involves boiling the peppers for a short period & then placing them into iced water immediately. Place your blanched peppers into freezer bags for long-term storage.Store blanched & frozen peppers for up to a year without their quality diminishing, but that is just for the best possible quality. They will be usable indefinitely as long as you keep them at a consistent temperature of 0 degrees F.It also is possible to freeze peppers without the blanching process. You can do this by cutting them, placing them on cookie sheets and freezing the pieces before placing them into freezer bags for long-term storage. This method is a little more time-consuming but is good for preserving them while also protecting them from freezer damage.

Culinary Tips

  •  Video: at 3 minutes 10 seconds, Gordon Ramsey will teach you how to easily cut a bell pepper…click here
  • learn all about different peppers and how to cut them here

Recipe Links 

Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Baked Eggs in Stuffed Peppers

Homemade Harissa (spicy red pepper sauce)

Roasted Red Peppers

Red Pepper Shrimp Scampi