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Chili Peppers

Chili Peppers by PJ LaRue Smith Chiles/peppers are native to South America, and are grown as annuals where freezing occurs. Contrary to popular belief, chiles are not related to black pepper; but are a part of the large nightshade family, which also includes tomato, potato and eggplant. Peppers, unlike most vegetables, are not classified by folks as simply “like or dislike” by way of preference – there will be some sort of “quantifier” injected into the preference.  Some folks prefer mild flavored peppers with no heat (bell, banana),… Read More →