Miniature Bell Mixture
Miniature Bell Pepper Mixture is a well balanced blend of petite bell peppers that are typically about 2″ wide and 2″ tall. Fruits start off green and then ripen to yellow, red or chocolate. Stocky 16-24″ plants are covered with fruits, 50 or more under normal conditions. Excellent fresh, sweet flavor, great for salads or for unique little hors d’oeuvres.
Miniature Bell Pepper Mixture History
Mini sweet peppers are small in size, averaging seven centimeters in length and have an elongated, uniform shape that tapers slightly to the non-stem end. The petite peppers range in color from yellow, red, to orange and the skin is smooth, thin, glossy, and firm. Mini sweet peppers, botanically classified as Capsicum annuum, are small, edible fruits that are members of the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Originally from Central and South America and believed to be a hybrid from the wild bird pepper and bell peppers, Mini sweet peppers are grown on small bushes and are favored for their small size, bright colors, and sweet flavor.
Growing Bell Peppers
If your climate isn’t ideal for growing peppers, germinating your seeds indoors first is recommended. To germinate, fill a planting tray with soil and plant your bell pepper seeds a quarter of an inch deep. Water, provide sun, and keep them warm—you can place the seeds near a heating pad if necessary. Keep your seeds in temperatures of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit. When your garden soil temperature has reached at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit (nighttime temperatures should be at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit), your bell peppers are ready to transplant. Keep your seedlings 18 to 24 inches apart, and bury them in well-draining soil deep enough so their root ball is covered, but that the seedling leaves can still rest on the top layer. Click here to learn more.
Preserving And Storing Peppers
The easiest way to preserve peppers is to freeze them. Peppers are one of the few vegetables that can be frozen without having to blanch first. Surprisingly, frozen peppers do not turn to mush when thawed either. They do lose some of their crispness, but maintain the flavor of fresh peppers. Thawed peppers can be used to make salsa, fajitas, or any cooked recipe where you would normally use peppers. Frozen peppers are easy to chop while partially defrosted. Wear gloves when working with hot peppers.
Miniature Bell Pepper Mixture Recipes
These roasted roasted mini peppers are a very popular side dish in our house. Everyone loves them, so I find myself making them quite often. I like that they are tasty, easy to make, and they are also good for you.
Miniature Bell Pepper Nutrition
Bell peppers are mainly made up of water and carbs. Most of the carbs are sugars, such as glucose and fructose. Bell peppers are also a decent source of fiber. Bell peppers are very high in vitamin C, with a single one providing up to 169% of the RDI. Other vitamins and minerals in bell peppers include vitamin K1, vitamin E, vitamin A, folate, and potassium. Bell peppers contain many healthy antioxidants, including capsanthin, violaxanthin, lutein, quercetin, and luteolin. These plant compounds are associated with many health benefits. Like other fruits and vegetables, bell peppers may have many health benefits. These include improved eye health and reduced risk of anemia. When eaten in moderation, bell peppers do not have any adverse health effects. However, they may trigger allergies in some people.
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