Wednesday, January 23, 2008

No.11: Bell Pepper (Capsicum)

It's tough not being the hottest pepper around when you're so cool!

1. Capsicums lack the spiciness that peppers have because of a recessive gene.

2. As bell peppers mature, their color changes from green to red and they become sweeter.

3. Their colors can be green, red, yellow, orange and, more rarely, white, purple, blue, and brown, depending on when they are harvested and the specific cultivar.

4. Green bell peppers have twice the vitamin C by weight than citrus fruits (oranges, lemons etc.) and red bell peppers have thrice what the green bells have.

5. Bell peppers can be frozen for future use.

Reference: Wikipedia, Wikipedia 2, Fun Facts

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