Posts Tagged ‘capsicum’

For Whom The Sweet Bell Pepper Tolls

Bell peppers are one of our favourite vegetables; although technically they are a fruit, they are referred to as vegetables in the culinary world. They are hardy, easy to grow, they are as delicious raw as they are cooked, and when they are cooked, they can be made into an almost inexhaustible variety of dishes from many cuisines.

Bell peppers, also known as Capsicum, are a cultivated form of the species capsicum annum, yet have none of the heat associated with that plant since they do not contain capsaicin, the chemical that you associate with hot peppers. Continue »