Peppers (Sweet)

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Recipes

Storage Tips

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.

Nutritional Information

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.

Fun facts

  • 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