Friday, February 22, 2013

Fact of the Day: American Pepper

The Chili Pepper originated in the Americas. Christopher Columbus' crew brought some back to Europe after one of his voyages. The pepper was later spread across the globe which led to new varieties that many enjoy today. 

16 comments:

betty said...

I'm not much of a pepper person, can be a bit spicy at times, but it is interesting that it originated here in the Americas.

betty

Kay said...

I'm not a huge pepper person either, but the rest of my family have cast iron stomachs and can take the heat and enjoy it.

Pilar Domínguez said...

I love fried peppers!!They are delicious!Kisses:)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Nice dish of peppers. And great picture .. Greetings from Spain ..

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

It's interesting how food has come to be in different areas around the world.

Unknown said...

That I never knew.

Pat Hatt said...

Yeah would never eat those here.

DEZMOND said...

I like only red sweet peppers, they are extremely popular here in my country

Christine said...

interesting!

jaybird said...

Boy do I enjoy me some peppers- one of my fav foods. Raw or cooked, love them!!

Sharon said...

I dont like them that much!

MEcoy said...

our chili pepper here was quite more rounded

Dana said...

One of my favorite ingredients!

Coffee Cream and the Caffeine said...

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Unknown said...

it's hard for me to imagine what vegetables us European ate on a daily basis before America was discovered

Blue Grumpster said...

I've got peppers coming out if my ears being married to an Indian princess and all.