Store unwashed peppers in a dry plastic bag in the refrigerator. Halve sweet peppers remove the core and seeds, and slice into julienne strips or small 1/4″ chunks. Pack them into a freezer bag, squeeze out the air and throw them in the freezer.
Peppers are a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Folate, Magnesium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese.
- Peppers are actually fruits which are produced from a flowering plant and contain seeds, though, most people think of them as vegetables.
- Bell pepper is an excellent source of vitamin C at 117 milligrams per cup. That’s more than twice the amount of vitamin C found in a typical orange.
- Traditional Chinise Medicine uses bell peppers as a natural treatment for certain medical conditions relating to digestive issues and blood circulation such as indigestion, loss of appetite, swelling frostbite and stagnation.
Information from Siskiyou Cooperative