Leaving a sweet and fruity flavor on the tastebuds, Red capsicums, also known as red bell peppers are bell-shaped, medium-sized fruit pods. They have thick and shiny skin with fleshy texture on the inside. Red bell peppers are the most ripened and sweetest of all capsicums.
Storage and Uses
Store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep capsicums dry as moisture makes them rot faster. Refrigerate the peppers unwashed, in a plastic bag and consume within a week. Resort to refrigeration only when they cannot be consumed immediately. Red bell peppers can be used for a wide variety of dishes due to its distinct flavor and scent. Can be grilled, roasted, baked and sauteed. Widely used in salads, pastas, pizzas, pepper sauce and even for flavoring curries.
Red capsicums have powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Rich in Vitamin A, B complex, C and phytonutrients. Relieves pain of bone disorders and has the capacity to relax the respiratory passage.