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Green Tinker Bell Peppers
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Green Tinker bell peppers are dark green color offering a sweeter flavor than mature green bell peppers. Golf ball size the texture is firm, crisp and juicy. (Scoville units: 0-100).
Green Tinker bell peppers are available starting in the spring through early winter. Intermittent gaps occur during the season due to shipment scheduling from the European growers.
Immature Green bell peppers contain less vitamin C and other nutrients than mature red bell peppers. A four-ounce serving of fresh bell pepper has about 30 calories.
Green Tinker bell peppers are most often used for display. Their uniform shape, size, color and attached stem are ideal for centerpieces or as vessels. They may also be used in lightly cooked or fresh preparations such as salads and appetizer recipes. Pair with Red and Yellow Tinker bell peppers, fresh parsley and cilantro, cucumbers, jicama, soft cheeses, meats and grains. To prepare, cut off tops; remove seeds and veins; rinse well. For optimum flavor and texture, use within one week. Peppers may be frozen, but crispness will be lost.
Straight from Holland, Tinker bell peppers are a fairly new, smaller version of the common bell pepper. Bell peppers have no "bite" in their flavor as they contain a recessive gene that eliminates and prevents capsaicin which creates the hot flavor in hot peppers. This very early, miniature bell pepper is produced on vigorous and spreading high bushes.
Recipes that include Green Tinker Bell Peppers. One is easiest, three is harder.
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