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How to store fresh chili peppers

A little bit about pepper

Chili is the pod-shaped fruit of the bush Capsicum annuum or Capsicum frutescens. This spice is burning taste.

The first mention of chili comes fromTimes of six thousand years ago. Archaeologists during the excavations were very surprised to find this product, which among other things in popularity was not inferior to corn. And corn in American cuisine is the most basic product.

Chile and its storage

In appearance, fresh chili pepper has a shiny skin and an elasticity to the touch. To keep it that way, you can put it in the refrigerator, but not more than for 5 days.

You can also treat it with vegetable oil or vinegar.

Keep the pepper recommended in pods, but not in the ground form. In the shredded state, discoloration and loss of taste qualities occur.

Fresh chili can be stored by threading on a string, thus making a garland and hung for further drying.

Another way to store chili is to freezeFreezer, pre-put in a plastic bag. But this method is not recommended, since in this case there will be a loss of very important substances, such as vitamin E, C and B6, potassium, riboflavin, zinc.

PSafety and use

Chili is very sharp. Therefore, it should be cut carefully with gloves and do not touch the eyes.

Fresh chili pepper is used in cookingBorscht, various salads, vegetable dishes, pickles, only during cooking, and not in a ready dish. Also it is served to cheeses, meat, bread products or canned both alone and in combination with other vegetables.

Ground add to meat, rice and eggDishes, sauces, various fillings, marinades, sausages, in dressings, salads, broths, or sprinkle already prepared dishes. Also, chili is a part of spices.

In cosmetology, pepper is part of the tooth paste, which is designed to strengthen the gums.

Often add it to the dishes, give them spicy and piquant.

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