Peppers (Capsicum), any of a great number of plants of the nightshade family, Solanaceae, notably Capsicum annuum, C. frutescens, and C. boccatum, extensively cultivated throughout tropical Asia and equatorial America for their edible, pungent fruits. Peppers, which have been found in prehistoric remains in Peru, were widely grown in Central and South America in pre-Columbian times. Pepper seeds were carried to Spain in 1493 and from there spread rapidly throughout Europe. The genus Capsicum comprises all the varied forms of fleshy-fruited peppers grown as herbaceous annuals-the red, green, and yellow peppers rich in vitamins A and C that are used in seasoning and as a vegetable food. Hot peppers, used as relishes, pickled, or ground into a fine powder for use as spices, derive their pungency from the compound capsaicin, a substance characterized by acrid vapours and burning taste, that is located in the internal partitions of the fruit. In addition to the cherry (Cerasiforme group) and red cluster (Fasciculatum), these hot varieties, which are red when mature, include the tabasco (Conoides), which is commonly ground and mixed with vinegar to produce a hot sauce, and the long "hot" chili and cayenne (Longum), often called capsicums. Cayenne pepper, said to have originated in Cayenne in French Guiana, is one of the spices derived from these peppers and is produced in many parts of the world. The mild bell or sweet peppers (Grossum) have larger, variously coloured but generally bell-shaped, furrowed, puffy fruits that are used in salads and in cooked dishes. These varieties are harvested when bright green in colour—before the appearance of red or yellow pigment.
Red Bell Pepper is available in 7 oz., 3.5 oz., and 1.5 oz. sizes. All A1 herbs, spices and seasonings are freshness sealed in durable and attractive clear plastic bottles. For bulk pricing contact us here. or call 516-801-2132.
|1785||Red Bell Pepper 25 lb. Bag||$232.99|
|1784||Red Bell Pepper 15 lb. Bag||$150.99|
|1783||Red Bell Pepper 5 lb. Bag||$52.99|
|1322||Red Bell Pepper 2.5 lb. Jug||$37.49|
|1066||Red Bell Pepper 7 oz.||$8.99|
|0668||Red Bell Pepper 3.5 oz.||$4.99|
|0853||Red Bell Pepper 1.5 oz.||$4.29|
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