August 11, 2013

Did you know

that green peppers are not ripe?  They do develop fully but don't ripen until they they change color. (However, there is a variety that is green when fully ripe but it is not the ones we typically get in the grocery stores.)

that besides being green, red, yellow or orange, peppers can also be black, brown, purple and ivory?  It all depends on the state of ripeness and which variety the plant is.

that the reason that red, yellow and orange peppers are more expensive than the green peppers is because they take longer to grow due to the fact that the growers are waiting for them to ripen?  Because of this, they also have a shorter storage period.  (I always wondered why that was!  Now I know!!)

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