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Sweet Peppers

Sweet peppers (Capsicum annuum) are a type of pepper that is native to Central and South America. Its a group that includes bell peppers, which many Americans may be familiar with. They have been cultivated for centuries and were first mentioned in writing in Mexico in 700 AD. Sweet peppers were introduced to Europe by the Spanish in the 16th century. Today, sweet peppers are grown all over the world and are a popular vegetable in many cuisines.

Culinary Uses

Sweet peppers have a mild, slightly sweet flavor and a crunchy texture. They can be eaten raw, cooked, or pickled. Sweet peppers can also be used in salads, stir-fries, and soups.

Here are some popular culinary uses of sweet peppers:

  • Raw sweet peppers: Sweet peppers can be eaten raw in salads or as a snack.
  • Cooked sweet peppers: Sweet peppers can be cooked in a variety of ways, such as grilling, roasting, or sauteing. They can be served as a side dish or added to soups and stews.
  • Pickled sweet peppers: Pickled sweet peppers are a popular condiment in many cuisines. They can be eaten on their own or added to sandwiches and salads.