Did you know that peppers change colour as they ripen? They start green, then yellow, orange and finally, red. The longer they grow, the sweeter they become. Red and orange are sweet and tasty raw and in salads. All peppers are great on pizza, in stir fries, or roasted. Look out for female peppers, with only three lobes - they are sweeter and better raw, whereas the male peppers have four lobes and are better cooked. To prep, just slice open and remove the seeds. Red peppers contain vitamins C, B6, K, A and E and minerals including potassium and folate. These nutrients support our bodies in lots of ways including our vision, immune system and bone health. Keep peppers in the fridge for up to a week. Once cut, wrap in kitchen roll to absorb moisture before putting back in the fridge. You can even freeze peppers - just slice and lay out on a tray in the freezer for an hour or so before placing in a bag or container and keeping up to 6 months. Frozen peppers will go mushy raw, so make sure to cook - perfect for pizza, chillis, stews or anything with a sauce!
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