While the name "pepper" was given to this food by European colonizers of North America who first came across it in the 1500 - 1600's and then transported it back to Europe, the original name for this food in Spanish was pimiento.
Because bell peppers can be grown in a variety of climates and are popular in cuisines throughout the world, they can frequently be found on small farms in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. In terms of commercial production, however, China has become by far the largest producer of bell peppers and produced 14 million metric tons in 2007. At about 2 million metric tons, Mexico is the second largest commercial producer, followed by the United States at approximately 1 million metric tons.
Within the U.S., California and Florida are the largest bell pepper producing states. (In terms of chili pepper production, however, New Mexico currently stands in first place.) . The average U.S. adult consumes about 16 pounds of peppers per year, including almost 9.5 pounds of bell peppers.
Research Source: WH Food
This potato salad is an “oldie but goodie” that’s sure to be a family favorite.
Potato Salad for Two
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2 medium potatoes, scrubbed and chopped
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon chicken broth
1 teaspoon spicy mustard
1 teaspoon sweet relish
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper, to taste
bacon bites, garnish
In a large pot, cover potatoes with salted water. Bring to boil, cook until fork tender. Drain well.
In large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, chicken broth, spicy mustard and sweet relish. Add potatoes, bell pepper, onion powder, salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Garnish with chives and bacon bits. Enjoy!