Capsicum, Green Large
This is not as sweet as red capsicum, perhaps a tad bitter, but it is super crunchy and keeps fresh for longer.
Green capsicums are the immature version of a yellow or red cap, but they are still high in nutrients like vitamins A, C and E, iron and zinc.
Be aware of the green cap if you have digestion concerns, as it is high in FODMAPs (and salicylates).
We look for fruits with a smoothly-saturated colour.
- 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? Capsicums belong to the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family which includes potatoes, tomatoes and eggplants.