Sweet or Hot, Peppers are Popping
Since 1995, the International Herb Society has selected an “Herb of the Year”, basing their selection on three areas: culinary, medicinal, and decorative uses. In order to be selected, the herb must perform outstandingly in two of the three areas. The 2016 selection, peppers Capsicum ssp, meets the standard in all three.
Peppers come in such a wide variety, the selection is almost daunting. There are red, yellow, green, purple, brown, and orange ones. There are sweet, spicy, hot, and mild o