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The pepper plant is native to Mexico, Bolivia and Peru, where besides the Capsicum annuum L. they cultivated at least four other species. Piquillo peppers: originated in Lodosa (Navarra) and are usually sold canned. The skin is bright red. It is a fleshy, compact and consistent texture and turgid but of fine variety. Its flavor is spicy, but can also be sweet.

Peppers can withstand high temperatures very well but are sensitive to the cold. For this reason, cultivation takes place in the period between summer and fall, but thanks to greenhouse production they are available on the market throughout the year.

When you want to buy peppers it is best to select the fleshy, hard, and heavy ones, in proportion to its size, very firm, bright color, smooth and lustrous skin, devoid of bumps or bruises. If they have wrinkles or spots it means that they have been stored for too long, causing a loss of nutrients and flavor. Ones with a very thin or loose skin and submit slits, cuts or aqueous parts must be rejected. All these signs are signs that they are becoming spoiled..

Another sign of freshness to consider is the status of the stem. It must be green, firm and crisp.

Once home it is advisable to keep the peppers in the refrigerator and in a perforated plastic bag and stored upto fifteen days. Once roasted and peeled, they can also be frozen, escaldándolos earlier in boiling water for about three minutes.


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