Growing Peppers - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Peppers
Medicinal - Peppers have anti inflammatory properties that can aid in the prevention of joint and muscle inflammation. Peppers have also been linked to reducing your risks of cancer and heart disease. Spicier pepper varieties have been known to help prevent allergy symptoms as well as boost metabolism.
- Nutritional Profile - An excellent source of vitamin C and A, it is also loaded with antioxidants.
Use in: Fresh salads, stuffed peppers, salsas, pickled, dried
Begin harvest when peppers reach a useable size. Cut rather than pull from branch.
Keep peppers upto 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator. Store peppers unwashed, as moisture will make them rot faster. Smaller varieties can be dried in the oven or food dehydrator or by simply running a thread through them and hanging them up in your kitchen. Hot varieties can be fermented into hot sauces with long shelf lives.
Tomatoes, eggplants, okra, corn, beans, squash, cucumbers, peas.