Monthly Fresh Pick: Peppers

PepperBell peppers are a colorful addition to any snack or meal and are full of flavor and nutrients. These sweet varieties, especially the green bell peppers, are the most popular in the United States, and are essentials for many of our favorite dishes including cheesesteaks, homefries, shish-kabobs, sautéed pierogies and more. They’re also a great snack all on their own whether they are raw, grilled, or roasted in the oven. These tasty fruits (yes, they are fruits) come in a rainbow of colors and flavors, which help determine how ripe they are. As a pepper ages, its flavor actually becomes sweeter.
 
Peppers are not a seasonal fruit, which means you can find them in supermarkets any day of the year. Whether you decide to slice them, dice them, stack them, grill them or wrap them, they are perfect for providing that extra crunch, punch, color and flavor your plate might be missing.