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Origin Organic Farms
Local Organic Peppers, Red

Product code: PR100221LCO
$3.99
for 1 Lrg. Or 2 Sm. Peppers
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Red peppers have a mild sweet flavour and crisp juicy flesh.

Bell peppers are not hot due to a recessive gene that eliminates capsaicin, the compound responsible for the heat found in other peppers. The peppers have a fruity sweet flavor due to the fruit's increased sugar content as they are harvested at their peak ripeness.

The three species of Capsicum (C. annuum, C. frutescens and C. chinense) all evolved from a single common ancestor of wild peppers, which date back to at least 5000 B.C. in South America. It is the original Portuguese and Spanish explorers who are credited with starting the spread of sweet peppers around the world.


This product traveled 54 km to reach our warehouse.

Features: Organic , Local , Canadian , Vegan/Dairy Free

Storage Tip: Store peppers in a perforated plastic bag. Green peppers last longer.

Preparation Tip: Simply wash, slice in half and remove seeds.

Did you know... Peppers along with roseships and kiwis top the list for vitamin C content.

Culinary Compatibility: Good with pasta, stirfried, with goat cheese, rice, tomato sauce.

Health Information: Three times higher in vitamin C than an orange! Also an excellent source of vitamin A. Due to their high antioxidant content, peppers can help protect against heart disease, stroke, cataracts and some cancers.

Disclaimer: The product information on this website may not be 100% accurate. Please ensure to check the product packaging information before consumption, especially if you have allergies or other health conditions.
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Origin Organic Farms Origin Organic Farms
Langley, BC
In the mid-1990s, William Cheuk worked as a researcher at the University of British Columbia. With a doctorate in chemical and biological engineering, and considerable background in greenhouse-related research, William was intrigued by the potential of products grown under glass. And he was on to something good.

While negligible amounts of greenhouse tomatoes were in the market a decade ago, they now account for around 37 percent of all fresh tomatoes sold in U.S. stores. The proportion in Canada could be even higher.

William helped establish South Alder Greenhouses Ltd. in 1997, and now the company thrives in Delta, Surrey and Langley, producing beefsteak tomatoes and bell peppers less than 33 acres of glass. Situated only a half-hour's drive apart, each facility has its own unique microclimate and is overseen by a grower-manager who understands its specific conditions.

In addition to hydroponics produce, South Alder recently planted an acre of organic greenhouse beefsteak tomatoes in its Langley location. "Growing organic tomatoes has been challenging," said William, president of the company and one of three scientists working at South Alder. "There are many differences between growing hydroponically and producing tomatoes organically in soil."

William said one interesting dilemma was finding the right "recipe" of natural fertilizers to apply to organic tomatoes, assuring that the plants absorbed the fertilizers efficiently. "We now understand the best environment for growing organic tomatoes, and hope to plant more soon," he said.


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