Lunchbox Mini Peppers

How to pick:

Look for peppers that have turned orange, red, or yellow. Ripe ones should pull off easily. The green ones have not fully ripened so leave them on the bush for next time. 

Recipes

10 ways to use sweet mini peppers (food  network)

Storage

Peppers do not need to be refrigerated and can be kept on the counter for several days. If planning to keep them for a longer period they can be put in tupperware in the frigdge. 

Nutritional Information

Peppers are a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Folate, Magnesium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese.

Fun Facts

  • Peppers are actually fruits which are produced from a flowering plant and contain seeds, though, most people think of them as vegetables.
  • Bell pepper is an excellent source of vitamin C at 117 milligrams per cup. That’s more than twice the amount of vitamin C found in a typical orange.