The Capsicum genus is from one of the most important “nightshade” families. Some other famous nightshade members include potatoes, tomatoes, and brinjals. There are as many as thirty-six well-known capsicum plant species like capsicum frutescens, capsicum pubescens, capsicum annuum, capsicum Chinese, capsicum baccatum, and more.
It is believed that capsicum was cultivated for 3000 years BC. Interestingly, capsicum has a variety of names as well as types depending upon the geographical area. Like in many countries including North America, South Africa, and more it is called “green bell pepper” or “red bell pepper.” On the other hand, “sweet pepper” or simply “pepper” in UK, Ireland, and Malaysia. And typically called capsicum in Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, and more.
Season of Capsicum:
Capsicum is produced well under certain conditions like sunny areas with a bit of warm soil. Moreover, with the temperature range (21 -29) C, you can have an ideal yield. Any temperature under 12 C is not fair enough for capsicum as the plant is sensitive to cold. So, the ideal time for the growth of this particular vegetable is summer.
Taste and texture of Capsicum:
Like already mentioned there are many varieties and types of capsicum. Those having spicier versions are called chili pepper, chili or just peppers. Many commercial varieties are very much popular nowadays like jalapeño, peperoncini, peperoncito, and more. According to an estimate, Peru is considered the highest producer in the world.
Green capsicum has a bit low content of sugar due to early picking, is slightly bitter. Whereas yellow capsicum has a bit pleasant taste than green. Red capsicum is the sweetest in the lot due to its more sugar content.
Where can you buy Capsicum from, while in UAE:
So, if you taste conscious and you strive to have a value-added taste in your food you must try capsicum most of the time. And to buy this amazing vegetable within UAE, you just need to contact Freshleaf. As Freshleaf is all committed to delivering the full range of fresh & healthy, fruits and vegetables, those too at the most economical prices, throughout UAE.
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