Is it hot in here? Yes, yes it is. Mixed Chili Peppers peppers are the feisty little cousins of our sweet bell peppers.
Just hot enough to add the right amount of zing to any recipe, sauce or salsa, Mixed Chili Peppers peppers have a lovely sweet finish that seems to kiss away any lingering heat. Try them stuffed with mozzarella cheese and baked for a delicate dance of complementary flavors. Or, spice up crudité platters with slices of color. Easy!
Care & Handling
Peppers should be well shaped, firm, and glossy. Their skins should be taut and unwrinkled, and their stems fresh. Watch out for soft or sunken areas, slashes or black spots.
Store washed and dried peppers in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Check them frequently; immediately use any peppers that have developed soft spots.
Wash peppers just before you use them. If you are going to cut the peppers into strips or pieces, cut the pepper lengthwise into flat panels. Discard the stems and seeds, if desired. If you are using the pepper whole, cut the stem end off and then discard the core and seeds. Or, for pepper halves, cut the pepper in half lengthwise (not crosswise).
Nutrition & Health Benefits:
These mixed peppers are packed with Vitamins A, C and K. Red peppers specifically are abundant in lycopene and beta-carotene, two nutrients that have been shown to help prevent certain types of cancer. Capsaicin in hot peppers may also help lower cholesterol and strengthen the immune system.