Red capsicums are more mature than green, orange or yellow capsicums. They are rich in carotenoid phytonutrients and contain one and a half times more vitamin C than green capsicums.
Store capsicums in plastic bags and they will keep up to five days in a fridge. They should not be stored near ethylene-producing food such as pears or apples! Also suitable for home freezing.
Their bright color and sweet flavor make them perfect for tossing into salads. When roasted red capsicums become silken and delicious.