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Keeping Bell Peppers Fresh Longer



Being single, I have to buy quantity to get a price break, but end up with too much fresh stuff to use right away. My favorite, Bell peppers, I wash first before cutting, then cut ALL of them up, making sure I have removed ALL the of the seeds. Then I wash them all again, thoroughly. Then I dry them carefully and put them into a ziplock freezer bag. I have been able to keep them in the fridge without spoiling for as long as two weeks!

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Why? Nature. The seeds in the pepper are the new life that want to grow into another pepper. So they must take nourishment from the flesh of the old pepper to grow, just like any fruit. So if you get them out of there and clean up after them the flesh won't rot right away!

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  • Thank You very much!!!! This article is short and yet filled with lots of wonderful info!!! :-) - by CEV9796
  • i've always frozen my chopped up peppers and onions. It works wonderfully well.Was taught to do that as a young married. In fact I've been known to throw a whole one into the freezer when in a great hurry- Bring out to chop up before it is completely thawed! I was not taught that one.

    But I never knew that that worked for keeping fresh. A Botany lesson and good eating and budgeting habits all rolled into one.

    dDawn - by DDESERTDDAWN
  • If you cook with bell peppers and you find a good deal on them, process them as you indicated and put the bag in the freezer. They freeze very well and you can use them in soups, stir fry or to top broiled or baked chicken, meatloaf or hamburgers! - by SCRAPLYN

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