Bell peppers come in a variety of different colours.. the usual red, green, yellow, orange and the less usual white and purple. Yes! You heard that right, white and purple, we were surprised too.
The name ‘pepper’ (pimiento in Spanish) was given by Christopher Columbus upon bringing the plant back to Europe. Today, China is the world’s largest pepper producer, followed by Mexico.
Currently in season, several of our dishes include peppers. There are a variety of recipes to try out including the popular stuffed peppers or as an accompaniment to lamb or chicken dishes.
Peppers are full of nutrients and vitamins. Red peppers are not only the sweetest but have a high concentration of Vitamin C!