I work for a seed company that breeds many types of sweet peppers, and I can tell you that yellow and orange peppers are every bit as mature as red peppers!!! They do not come from the same plants , and they are not some intermediate stage of ripeness between green and red.
This begs the inquiry “Where does peppers come from?”
Pepper is native to South Asia and Southeast Asia, and has been known to Indian cooking since at least 2000 BCE. J. Innes Miller notes that while pepper was grown in southern Thailand and in Malaysia, its most important source was India, particularly the Chera dynasty, in what is now the state of Kerala.
You could be thinking “Where do chili peppers come from?”
One way to consider this is the fruits of the Capsicum genus are categorized as chili peppers. Peppers are native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America . Pepper seeds were imported to Spain in 1493 and then spread through Europe and Asia. The mild bell pepper cultivar was developed in the 1920s, in Szeged, Hungary.
Some sources claimed peppers are native to Mexico , Central America, and northern South America. Pepper seeds were imported to Spain in 1493 and then spread through Europe and Asia. The mild bell pepper cultivar was developed in the 1920s, in Szeged, Hungary.
You see, columbus brought them to Europe in 1493, and they were quickly adopted and cultivated . In fact, it was the Europeans that gave peppers their name. The only pepper they had known until that time was the black and white spice we still sprinkle out of our pepper shakers.
Are green bell peppers and yellow bell peppers the same?
Although they contain same type of nutrients as that in red and green bell pepper, their quantities are different. The amount of nutrients in yellow/orange bell pepper are more than that in green peppers, but less than that found in red peppers.
You may be wondering “Do green peppers turn yellow when ripe?”
One answer is, on the way to maturity, peppers will fade from green into their final color, but a red-when-ripe pepper will NOT exhibit any yellow or orange color at any time (and vice versa)! Farmers will harvest green peppers (immature reds, yellows, or oranges, it really doesn’t matter) for a quicker crop.
Where does today Pepper come from?
Today pepper is a cheap, common seasoning . It’s still mostly grown in southern Asia – Vietnam is the largest producer – but it can be easily bought anywhere in the world. Fast food restaurants fill boxes with free sachets of it, and almost any meal you buy will contain some.
Black pepper is native to present-day Kerala, a state on the southwestern coast of India, and is extensively cultivated there and in other tropical regions. Ground, dried, and cooked peppercorns have been used since antiquity, both for flavour and as a traditional medicine.
What kind of pepper plant do peppers belong to?
Our garden peppers belong to the species Capsicum. Capsicum annuum, one group of the Capsicum species, accounts for most of the varieties grown in this country. Exceptions include the Tabasco and Habanero peppers, which belong to other species.
This of course begs the question “What are true peppers?”
One answer is that true peppers are something completely different. The pepper you sprinkle on your food is black pepper, and it comes from Piper nigrum, a flowering vine in the Piperaceae family. Do you prefer green or white pepper?