Thursday, November 18, 2010
Peppers: The Health Benefits of Green Peppers & Hot Peppers & How to Air Dry Them
Peppers: The Health Benefits of Green Peppers and Hot Peppers - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner
I have had great success with peppers in my garden the past two years. This years I am experimenting with drying them!
Peppers are vegetables and are rich sources of vitamins and nutrients. They are native to Mexico, Central America and northern South America. and not related to peppercorns, an unrelated plant from India that gives us back pepper. However, when Columbus discovered America, all plants with a hot and pungent taste were labeled as "peppers." (Wikipedia). Today peppers are a staple of Nashville gardens.
Peppers: How to air dry peppers - Nashville Skin Care Examiner
Why Air Dry Peppers?
Air drying is one of the best ways to preserve your peppers for long periods. Growing up on a Nashville farm, I saw my grandmother make long, colorful strands of peppers that looked like garlands to me. Not only are hanging peppers colorful, but they keep their color and seeds better than dehydrated or oven dried peppers and there is no tricky thaw process like with freeze-dried peppers.