Ideal to accompany any dish, meat or vegetables bites.
Fruit of various colors, depending on the state of maturity. It is between 5 and 8 cm in diameter and 8 to 15 cm long.
Family: Fruiting vegetables
Scientific Family: Solanaceae
Varieties: elongated or rectangular type (De Reus), Type Italiano (Italian Sweet Italic), Type beef snout (Morrone), Type Padrón, Piquillo Type, Square Type (California Wonder, Salsa, Sitaker)
Nutritional value: 22 calories per 100 grams
Grams per serving: 200 to 250 grams
Features / Benefits: The pepper is a bit slow digestion, as it is about three hours in the stomach. It also stimulates gastric secretion, and stomach distention volume producing satiety.
Season: May to October (outdoor), from November to April (greenhouse)
Production areas: The main producers are China, Turkey, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain (Almeria, Murcia, Alicante, Cadiz, Valencia, Malaga, Granada, Balearic Islands, Huelva, Ciudad Real, Las Palmas, Cáceres) and the U.S..
Trivia: The pepper is a species of tropical American origin, but has now spread to the tropics, where it grows from sea level to altitudes of 1,800 meters or more.