Saluting Distinct and Diverse Flavor
November is National Pepper Month. A time to salute the vibrant colored, crunchy fruits we love so much. You heard that right, Peppers are considered fruits because they contain seeds!
So why should we tip our cap to Peppers this month? Well, they are among the most diverse fruits in the world enjoyable plain as a healthy snack, or as a partner paired with sweet, salty, and spicy foods.
Peppers also provide extraordinary health benefits. While rich in nutrients, you could eat an entire cup of bell peppers and only consume roughly 45 calories. By adding Peppers to your weekly diet, you will add a great source of Vitamin A and C which are known to boost immune health.
Our Multitalented Sweet Peppers
When building healthier communities, we are only as strong as our best tools. Luckily, due to their superfruit qualities, Peppers are a delicious, high-in-nutrients option to add to any meal. Join us as we explore the array of ways to enjoy Peppers this November!
Red Bell Peppers
The Red Bell Pepper is among the sweetest of all Bell Peppers, developing its sweet and fruity flavor by growing through the entire ripening process. This allows all the natural sugars produced to enter the fruit, giving them their irresistibly sweet flavor.
Red Bell Peppers can be used in many ways at all times of the day —from pasta and salads to your daily smoothie. They are also the best Bell Pepper for holding in the charred flavor from a grill making them a splendid choice for summer nights by the barbecue.
Grab a Red Bell Pepper for these delicious recipes:
Yellow Bell Peppers
Like their red counterparts, Yellow Bell Peppers have a sweet flavor and are high in nutrition. Harvested from the vine once they have reached maturity, Yellow Bell Peppers contain nearly 5 times your recommended daily amount of vitamin C.
Their thick skin also makes the Yellow Bell Pepper ideal for grilling or adding a splash of color and flavor to pasta and casserole dishes. You can also opt to juice this sweet Pepper, pairing them with apple, lime, and a splash of ginger for an energizing workout boost!
Add Yellow Bell Peppers to your day with these recipes:
Green Bell Peppers
Green Bell peppers remain on the vine for the shortest amount of time of all Bell Peppers—they are picked before they are fully ripe and change color.
Their premature harvesting also means they don’t receive the natural sugars other Peppers get during the ripening process, giving Green Bells a slightly more tart, tangy taste. Their bitterness gives these Peppers a pronounced earthy green flavor that makes for a refreshing, crisp taste—whether you prefer eating them raw as a snack or cooked in a dish.
Incorporate Green Bell Peppers into your meals with these recipes:
Mini Sweet Peppers
Pleasantly tiny, Mini Sweet Peppers are sweeter than your average Bell Pepper, packing a flavor as bright and vibrant as their hue. Ranging from red, orange, and yellow, Mini Sweet Peppers add the ideal amount of color, flavor, crunch, and nutrition to your meals.
Make something delicious with these Mini Sweet Pepper recipes:
Long Sweet Peppers
Versatile, colorful, and delicious, Long Sweet Peppers make a perfect addition to any dish. Long Sweet Peppers are packed with tons of nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber, making them a healthy choice.
Their thinner skin compared to other types of Peppers make them quick to cook—so you can throw them on the BBQ to roast, grill, or sauté. Whichever way you prefer to eat them, Long Sweet Peppers are tasty and nutritious.
Try Long Sweet Peppers in this recipe:
Breaking New Ground
As we have explored together, there are a myriad of recipe ideas for main courses involving Peppers. Let’s go beyond the traditional and discover additional ways to enjoy these delicious fruits.
Pickling is a dynamic way to give favorite fresh foods a new flavor while extending their shelf life. Pickled Peppers make a bold and distinctive addition to many of your favorites like pizzas, burgers, or salads.
While you can easily pickle sliced Sweet Bell Peppers and Mini Sweet Peppers, you can also pickle a whole pack of our Shishito Peppers! Find our Pickled Shishito Peppers recipe here for the ultimate burger topping that will quickly become your summertime staple.
Thinking differently in the kitchen starts with eliminating preconceived notions of what is possible. You probably wouldn’t believe us if we told you that many different types of baked goods get even sweeter when you add Sweet Peppers. So, we thought we’d show you with some enticingly sweet treats:
More Pepper Possibilities
Want to learn more about this flavorful, versatile fruit? Check out more Pepper resources on our website!