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General Produce

Bell Peppers, Purple

Purple Bell Peppers

  • Jumbo
  • Extra large
  • Large
Common Packs:

11-lb. packs.

Receiving Inspecting:

Good quality sweet peppers should be firm, fresh-looking, and brightly colored. Avoid peppers that appear shriveled, dull-looking, or pitted.

Storage Handling:

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 45-50° F/7-10° C
  • 85-95% relative humidity
8 to 10 days.

Sweet peppers are sensitive to ethylene gas; exposure to the gas will cause a color change in the peppers. Store away from ethylene-producing fruits and ripening rooms.

Pitting and accelerated decay are indications of chill injury.

Shriveling can occur if peppers are exposed to strong drafts. For best quality, store away from areas with drafts or high air circulation.

Usage Ideas:

  • Fill roasted purple bell peppers with basil-flavored quinoa salad.
  • Sauté yellow, red, and purple bell peppers with onion strips and oregano; serve in hoagie buns with sausages, chopped steak, or hot dogs.