Monday, June 20, 2011

Produce 101 - Bell Peppers

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Produce 101 - Bell Peppers

Picking the best
When selecting peppers look for thick walled, smooth and free of wrinkles. The stem and the pepper both should be bright in color and the stem sturdy and fresh. Peppers change in color as they mature starting out green when young, changing to red and then orange, mature peppers are also sweeter.

Peppers can be stored up to a week refrigerated in a plastic bag unwashed. Freezing bell peppers is another good way to store them, simply wash them, core them, and then slice into pieces. Layer the cut peppers and freeze after frozen transfer in to freezer container or freezer bag and store back into the freezer. Like most frozen vegetables they should be used within 6 months.


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