Fresh Charleston Peppers
Country Of Origin: Turkey
Charleston peppers are available year-round.
Charleston Peppers are long and thin, averaging 10 to 15 centimetres in length, and have a straight to curved, conical shape that tapers into a thick, somewhat rounded point. The skin is smooth and waxy with shallow ridges and ripens from pale green to light green when mature. It has flavours that are subtly sweet, earthy, and smoky in taste.
The peppers can be sliced thinly onto salads, pizzas, or sandwiches. It can be mixed with other vegetables and meats in stir-fries, stirred into casseroles, sprinkled over tacos, roasted whole, or added to soups, stews, and halved, stuffed, and baked with cheeses, meats, and grains.
Charleston peppers are a good source of vitamins A, C, E and K, manganese, iron, copper, folate, and potassium. The peppers are also a source of capsaicin, which has anti-inflammatory properties and contains beta-carotene and the phytonutrient lutein-zeaxanthin, which provides antioxidant benefits.