November is National Pepper Month and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate! This versatile ingredient can be found in every cuisine around the world and offers endless possibilities for creating fresh snacks, apps, and meals. They can be stuffed, roasted, grilled, pickled, baked, sauteed, or simply sliced and diced to satisfy every craving. It’s no wonder this special veggie gets a whole month all to itself!

You might already know that peppers are healthy, but what you might not know is just how nutritious they really are and what that means for your personal well-being. Peppers are packed with important vitamins like vitamin A, B6, and vitamin C. In fact, peppers contain more Vitamin C than an orange!

Each of these nutrients provides numerous benefits to your body. Vitamin A can help improve your vision and keep your skin looking young. B6 helps keep your brain and nervous system healthy, and as many parents know, Vitamin C helps your family through the cold and flu season with its immunity-boosting properties. All that nutrition is packed into only about 40 calories, which means you can eat as many of these sweet veggies as you like for a guilt-free snack.

Perfect for Snacking –

Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers are grown to satisfy your craving for tasty snacks. These super sweet peppers may be bite-sized, but they’re bursting with flavor and loaded with essential nutrients, including a good amount of fiber to keep you feeling full for longer. Because of their super snackable size, they’re a great pick for school lunches and after-school snacks. Kids love how sweet they are, so it’s a great way to make sure they get a healthy helping of vitamins and a burst of energy.

One of the best things about peppers is their versatility, and that’s absolutely the case with Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, which are so delicious they can be paired with other flavors or eaten all on their own. That high-quality flavor comes from the way they’re grown with the utmost care and precision in high-tech greenhouses, ensuring freshness 365 days a year. You can taste the difference in every bite ー and you won’t want to stop snacking!

Of course, Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers aren’t only for snacks. They’re also a great ingredient to keep in your kitchen for so many healthy and delicious recipes, like Mini Sweet Pepper Tarts. This simple recipe pairs the sweet peppers with savory garlic, sausage, feta, oregano, and paprika. The result is a delicious, flaky tart that your family can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It only takes 15 minutes to prepare, so you can make these tarts on even the busiest weeknights.

Better with Bell Peppers –

Sometimes you might find yourself making a recipe that just needs something extra to take it to the next level. Sweet Bell Peppers are a staple in the best homemade recipes for a reason: their classic, rich flavor can enhance pretty much any dish in a pinch. These peppers also have a meaty texture that holds up well to heat, which is why they’re often used for stuffed peppers. They also offer great nutritional value with 1.9 mg of iron, or 10% of your daily recommended value, and lutein, which helps protect your eyes from cataracts and macular degeneration.

On a cool November night, a warm bowl of sweet potato soup is always guaranteed to make everyone in your family nice and cozy. Add some roasted Sweet Bell Peppers and you’ll find a new level of flavor and comfort! The sweetness of the roasted peppers perfectly complements the creamy yogurt and feta cheese, fresh thyme and ginger, and toasted walnuts that make this Sweet Potato and Roasted Pepper Soup a family favorite recipe. There’s no better way to cap off a busy day during National Pepper Month than with a bright bowl of soup!

Tap into Your Inner Chef –

If you’re craving a restaurant-quality meal or appetizer, use the same fresh ingredients that chefs use from the Craft House Collection®. Each ingredient in the collection is grown for the chef in you, including gourmet Aurora Long Sweet Peppers. These peppers are infused with rustic, refined flavor that suit a range of top-shelf recipes from around the world.

One of our favorite fresh recipes to make with these peppers is Vegetarian Spicy Noodle Spring Rolls. This veggie-packed recipe has a spicy kick and can be prepared in only 30 minutes. Because of the high-quality ingredients, it tastes like an expensive appetizer at your favorite restaurant. The best part of this recipe, though, is that you can make a big batch to include in tomorrow’s lunches!

With National Pepper Month already in full swing, there’s still plenty of time to celebrate this versatile ingredient by trying a fresh new pepper recipe every day.

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