Happy National Pepper Day!

Spice up your day by celebrating national pepper day! Did you know pepper is the number one selling spice in America? Or despite the variety of colors peppers come in, they all stem from the same plant! The difference in color and taste come from how ripe it is and how it is processed!

Here are some more fun facts about peppers!

  1. Peppers have been used in cooking recipes for over 2,000 years!
  2. Peppers can lose their flavor through evaporation! It is recommended to keep them dry and in an airtight container.
  3. Peppers were considered extremely valuable throughout history. Ancient Romans would even demand peppers for ransom while sieging cities.

Download this handout to color in the peppers!

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