How to Purchase and Store Sweet Peppers
Look for brightly coloured sweet peppers with a firm thick flesh. Sweet peppers, also called bell peppers, should not be soft, dull in colour or have spots. Red, purple and yellow bell peppers are green originally, but change colour as they mature. Store unwashed peppers in the refrigerator in a perforated plastic bag, or loosely wrapped in a plastic bag for about 1 week. To prepare, wash thoroughly and cut away the core. Remove seeds and membrane. Wrap cut pieces tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.