Receiving Information: Good quality sweet peppers should be firm, fresh-looking, and brightly colored. Avoid peppers that appear shriveled, dull-looking, or pitted. Storage/Handling: Pitting; decay; darkening of seeds are indications of chill injury. Bruising is mechanical damage caused by rough handling and can result in bruised product. For best quality, handle with care; do not drop shipping containers on the floor. Temperature/humidity recommendation for short-term storage of 7 days or less: 45-50 degrees F / 7 _ 10 degrees C. 85-95% relative humidity.
Bell peppers or Sweet peppers – however you choose to call them; this mild mannered member of the capsicum family registers zero on the heat scale. Peppers are versatile and can be used raw or cooked. Herbaceous and grassy tasting, Green Bell peppers are great sauteed and served or stuffed and roasted. Essential to Creole and Cajun cooking, they are one of the components of the “holy trinity”, diced onions, peppers, and celery.