Green Bell Peppers: in album produce
|Feb 27th, 2011, by Alex Zorach|
These large green bell peppers were for sale at the Newark, Delaware farmer's market. Green bell peppers are usually just unripe red bell peppers (rarely, unripe fruit of other-colored varieties), which is evident in the reddish tinge on some fruit. If left to ripen, many of these peppers will turn completely red, although I do not recommend using this practice if you wish to eat red peppers, as peppers ripened off the plant often become shriveled and lose their crispness before they are fully ripe.
I love green peppers but over time, I have begun to use them less and less, instead preferring either red peppers (which have a sweeter flavor and often have more vitamin A and C) or some of the milder hot peppers, especially the poblano, which is darker and has a deeper flavor.