Baby capsicums belongs to the nightshade family and is related to the tomato and potato. Capsicums are native to the subtropical areas of South America. Baby capsicums are little versions of the block paprika. These baby paprika´s come in green, red, orange and yellow. The baby capsicums are sweeter than the bigger ones and contain no seeds. This makes them a great snack. Baby capsicums are actually a fruit, but are often considered to be a vegetable.
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Baby capsicums are available from Israel and Holland
Calcium, Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Natrium, Niacin, Potassium, Protein, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Vitamin A, B6, C, E and K and Folate.
Baby Capsicums Red
Red baby capsicums are the ripe versions of the green capsicums. This is why red capsicums contains twice as much vitamin C. These capsicums have the sweetest taste of all varieties.View Baby Capsicums Red
Baby Capsicums Orange
These capsicums are just like the red and yellow variety sweet and fresh. However the orange capsicums have the softest taste of all and is shaped differentlyView Baby Capsicums Orange
Baby Capsicums Yellow
Yellow baby capsicums are the ripe versions of the green capsicums. The yellow baby capsicums contain twice as much vitamin C then the green ones. These capsicums have a fresh and sweet taste.View Baby Capsicums Yellow
Baby Capsicums Green
Green baby capsicums are actually red or yellow capsicums in their unripe stage. Green capsicums are less sweet and slightly more bitter than the yellow, orange and red capsicums.View Baby Capsicums Green
First wash the baby capsicum and cut off the stem. From here either cut the fruit in rings or stuff it. When stuffing the baby capsicums do not cut off the stem, as it is a nice lid. The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked.Consumption
Baby capsicum is a fruit, but can be used as a vegetable. The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. Baby capsicum with its small size and sweet flavour makes a great snack or decoration item. The fruit is delicious when stuffed and heated in the oven.When to eat
Baby capsicums should be firm and shiny. Avoid capsicums which are wrinkled. Baby capsicums can best be kept in the refrigerator and consumed within one week.
Did you know?
- A capsicum contains 3 times as much vitamin C as an orange.
- There are more than 16 types of capsicums.
- The first capsicum was brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus. In 1492 he discovered the capsicum in America. Because of its sharp flavor he thought it was a kind of pepper. This is why in England capsicums are still called 'pepper' or 'bell pepper’. Over the years capsicums got much milder.