P is for pepper...

P is for peppers...

They are brightly coloured, delicious and crunchy. You can buy green, red, yellow, orange and purple for your kids to eat. They're low in calories and are full with good nutrition. All varieties are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fibre. Peppers are technically a fruit and they belong to the nightshade family.

There are lots of different types of peppers, which come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, and they can be used for many different things. Try them raw with tasty dips or a salad. Peppers can be roasted, grilled or stewed. Spicy chilli peppers add flavours to many foods including Indian, Mexican, Thai and Chinese.

Bell peppers great for general cooking or salads, whereas habanero peppers can be extremely spicy! Bell peppers are known to be great at battling diseases and are very good for eye health.

Choose unblemished, wrinkle free and shiny peppers, they should be firm. Store your peppers, unwashed in a plastic bag in your veggie drawer, keep dry otherwise as moisture will cause them to rot.

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Kids Love 2 Cook is run by Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Food Hygiene Expert, Nutrition Coach and Professional Chef - Sylvia Anderson at Sylvia A Consultancy, based in Wimbledon, SW19, London. Mama of Twinlets.