In the Netherlands, bell peppers grow alongside a number of special types of peppers:
- sweet pointed pepper
- mini bell pepper
- orange snack pepper
- special coloured bell peppers
The bell pepper
The peppers as we know them, are also known as bell peppers. The bell pepper is perfect for filling, as it does not tip over due to its shape. The most famous colours are red, green and yellow. The orange bell pepper is also becoming more common in supermarkets.
Sweet pointed pepper
The sweet pointed pepper is available in red, yellow and orange and has an exceptionally sweet taste. A fresh pointed pepper is crisp and juicy. It can be eaten raw in salads or as a healthy snack. It is an attractive snack for children because of its sweet flavour and thin skin.
The sweet pointed pepper is also delicious when cooked or stir-fried. The long, pointed shape makes these peppers excellent for filling or as a crispy vegetable on the grill or barbecue. Because this pepper has a thinner peel than ordinary peppers, it cooks quickly.
Mini bell peppers
Small but very nice. The Tinkerbell mini bell pepper is 2 to 5 centimetres in diameter and weighs only 30 grams on average. Because of its small block shape, these peppers are very suitable for filling. As a simple party snack for example, or a special appetizer. The Tinkerbell mini bell pepper is available in red, yellow and green.
Orange snack pepper
The most famous snack pepper is Vitapep. Vitapep is a deliciously sweet and vitamin-rich snack that can be easily eaten any time, anywhere. One Vitapep pepper contains the entire recommended daily amount of Vitamin C.
Vitapep is the sweetest known pepper and tastes like healthy candy. Children will know what to do with it. Because of its funny shape and tiny size it is an ideal healthy snack. And, cut into small rings, they also come in handy as a colourful salad garnish. You can also surprise your roommates, family or friends with a delicious Vitapep filled with goat cheese or cream cheese to accompany their drinks.
Special coloured bell peppers
Peppers also come in very special colours. How about white, brown, purple and mint? Purple, white and mint-coloured peppers have aflavour similar to that of a green pepper – spicy and aromatic. If you heat up a purple pepper, it turns green. Keep this in mind when you want to achieve a particular colour effect in your dish. The brown pepper tastes slightly sweeter.
Special coloured peppers are often used as decoration in upscale restaurants, but you can also use them at home. They are just as healthy, tasty and easy to prepare as bell peppers, and are guaranteed to surprise your dinner companions.