Information about sweet peppers, bell peppers,
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Peppers also known as Bell Peppers or Capsicums, belong to the Solanaceae
(Nightshade) family. Strictly speaking the name Capsicum covers the
range of peppers from the small hot varieties to the large sweet ones,
however any recipe you find on this site which calls for "capsicums"
will be referring to the large sweet types with the small pungent types being
referred to as "chilies".
can be traced back 7000 BC in Central Mexico, but were first
"discovered" during one of Christopher Columbus' ventures in the
1490's. They come in a variety of colours including yellow, green, red,
purple and different sizes from relatively short and fat (excellent for
stuffing) to long and thin. The are widely used in many cuisines and are a
popular ingredient in Argentine cooking.
||Capsicum, Bell Peppers, Sweet
Peppers, Red Peppers, Green Peppers
||August - September
firm specimens with shiny unblemished smooth skins
Refrigerate in the crisper drawer for up to 6 days
can find lots of recipes using capsicums throughout the site and on the
Argentina Cooking by County page