The Piccolo Red Pepper

sourcing location

Spain produces a huge array of these fantastic vegetables, particularly in the south, within the regions of Murcia and Almeria in Andalucía. In fact, almost 40% of Almeria is thought to be covered in pepper plants, The mostly unspoilt Iberian coastline has the perfect temperature for growing these delicious colourful plants.

  • FROM THE KITCHEN

    Pepper skins are slightly harder to digest for younger babies. You can skin a pepper by placing in a preheated oven at 180C for 20 minutes. Once the skin has been cooked, place the pepper in a plastic bag for around 10 minutes to sweat. The skin should easily come off.

  • NUTRITIONAL NUGGET

    Bell peppers are thought to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods available. Red peppers are full of antioxidants and phytochemicals. Nutrients include vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin K, folic acid and vitamin B6 and lycopene.

  • FUN
    FACT

    Did you know that the spices pimento and paprika are both prepared from the humble red pepper? Red peppers are actually green peppers that have been allowed to ripen on the vine and are much sweeter, but the peppers also come in purple, orange and yellow.

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