The fresh, sweet pepper and the green bell pepper flakes look very similar. They only differ a bit in taste, whereas the spice pepper is a bit sharper. Both belong with the chili, to the plant genus, Capsicum of the nightshade family (Solanaceae).
Capsicum Annuum is a perennial shrub. But it is not hardy and therefore an annual plant. They can reach a stature height of several meters, they have green egg-shaped leaves, and white flowers during flowerings. When the flowers fall off, the green peppers grow and turn yellow and then red. After the harvest, they dry and cut them roughly.
Culinary use of green bell pepper flakes
The green pepper flakes have a tart flavor just like that of the fresh green pepper pods. Use it, for example, in goulash, chicken dishes, risotto, or minced meat.
The national spice of Hungary Paprika
In the time around Christopher Columbus, the Europeans had no interest in chili peppers. They prefer the expensive black pepper from India. However, the chili was market throughout the world and was well-received in these other regions. At the time Ottoman Turks occupied Hungary, they brought the chili back to Europe. From Hungary, the chili spread over Europe, and even milder forms were bred.
Storage of paprika flakes
Please fill your pepper flakes into jars with screw cap closure. Store in a cold, dark, and dry place. The ideal temperature for the storage of pepper flakes is 15 ° C.