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Capsicum (Sweet Bell Pepper), orange – Capsicum Annuum
Capsicums are one of the vegetables we can grow all though the year. They grow on vines and are harvested over a period of about 8 – 12 weeks depending on temperatures and varieties. Capsicums have been part of the human diet in South America since at least 7,500 BC but only became popular in the rest of the world after Christopher Columbus’s crew brought them back to Spain in the 16th century.
|How We Grow It||
Although Capsicums can be grown outside in vegetable gardens in warm to temperate climates, commercially they do best in grow houses all year round. They need a lot of sun light and grow well in a medium rich soil with well composted organic matter and only need additional fertilization during bloom time.
Capsicums have very high content of vitamin A, C & E and a wide range of vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9). Other minerals are potassium, manganese, thiamine, molybdenum, trytophan, copper, cobalt and zinc. Each colour has different phytochemicals; orange contains alpha, beta and gamma-carotene.
Contains anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant properties, helps to prevent the formation of blood clots, helps to lower cholesterol, helps with gastrointestinal problems, helps to strengthen the immune system, increases our body metabolism, beneficial for eyes, helps to relieve respiratory problems. Source: www.jucing-for-health.com
Orange Capsicums are delicious in Salads with Baby Spinach and Red Radishes. They are also lovely in roasted, in beef stews, or with white fish.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days. To benefit from all the nutritional properties eat as fresh as possible.