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What's in season: peppers


Around 140 million peppers are grown in the UK every year. Actually a fruit, the term 'pepper' is usually used to refer to mild, non-spicy varieties which are also known as bell, sweet or green peppers. The term 'chillii pepper' or 'chilli' relates to any pepper that produces a hot sensation when eaten. Peppers are a great source of vitamin C – a red pepper contains up to three times more vitamin C than an orange. 


Peppers also contain antioxidant carotenoids that give them their colour. Red, yellow and orange peppers contain more than green, which also have less vitamin C. Green peppers have a slightly bitter taste and are actually under-ripe when picked. When shoping, choose peppers with tight, shiny skin as they will be the best quality. 

Here are a couple of pepper recipes for you to try. You can find more in Enjoy Food's recipe finder 


Roasted peppers with feta  

These healthy and nutritious peppers are quick and easy to make. In just 30 minutes, you'll have a delicious dish ready to serve. 


Roasted vegetable pizza  

This pizza, with its potato base, is perfect for anyone on a gluten-free diet. 

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