Capsicum, Yellow Large
- Freshest in summer and autumn, but avail all year round.
- Good for salads and dippers (raw), or try stuffing, BBQing, grilling, roasting, charring them or adding in sauces, stews, soups, and slow-cooked meals.
- Store in fridge crisper, unwashed, and in a bag with holes or naked for ~6 days. You can freeze chopped capsicum for months.
Did you know?
All capsicums start off green and change colour as they mature (I guess our hair does this). Yellow or red may be a fully mature capsicum. They are sweeter without the bitter aftertaste of the green cap. For capsicum, the colour change is caused by the breakdown of chlorophyll.
Capsicums belong to the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family which includes potatoes, tomatoes and eggplants.