Green Peppers Day will appeal to adherents of a healthy lifestyle and ordinary vegetable lovers. Green peppers are a tasty and healthy vegetable that contains more vitamin C than lemons and oranges. It truly deserves a special holiday.
Green pepper is native to Central America. Indigenous people used this vegetable as a seasoning that gives food an interesting savory taste. For a long time, Europeans also used pepper in this way, until they noticed that it can be eaten whole fresh. Now many varieties of pepper have been bred with various levels of sweetness, pungency, color, and size, but green remains one of the most beloved.
Green Peppers Day helps us remember this vegetable brings more benefits to our diet. It can be eaten raw or cooked and will not be harmful in any quantities.
- In addition to vitamin C, green peppers contain vitamins A, K and B6, potassium, fiber, and folic acid.
- There is no fat in this vegetable, so it is low in calories.
- Peppers prefer tropical climates. It is grown mainly in greenhouses.
- Green can be both ripe and unripe fruits, which, after ripening, acquire a different color. The immature fruits of most varieties can be eaten.
How to take part
Prepare a delicious dish with peppers, or several dishes at once. There are a lot of options: it can be stuffed, fried in a pan, deep-fried, baked, grilled on skewers, put on pizza, salad, or soup, and even candied. Get inspired by the cuisine of countries where it is used most often.
The vegetable can also be eaten raw: this way it will bring you even more benefits. If this is too boring for you, you can dip the pieces into a sauce.
When is Green Peppers Day celebrated in 2024?
Green Peppers Day is observed on August 5 each year.