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How to Store Bell Pepper

General How to Store Bell Pepper Info

Bell peppers are sensitive to chilling injury at temperatures below 45°F (7.2°C).

How to Ripen Bell Pepper

Peppers harvested at their full size will continue to color in storage.

Short Term Bell Pepper Storage

Peppers do best with cool, moist storage; store peppers in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, or loose in the crisper portion of the refrigerator to absorb the humidity of the surrounding air. Green bell peppers will hold their quality for 8 to 10 days; red sweet peppers only hold for 3 to 4 days.

Once peppers are cut, refrigerate in sealed plastic bag and use as soon as possible.

Bell Pepper Long Term Storage

For long term storage, cut them in the size you'd like to use them later, put them in a Ziploc bag, and stick them in the freezer.

Bell Pepper Side Notes

The sweet tasting bell pepper is the most familiar and has a bell-like shape. Green peppers are picked before they ripen. When ripe, a bell pepper is red, yellow, orange, white or purple, depending on the variety; these are actually sweeter and more crisp than green ones.



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