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ESOL 5

Pepper

 Pepper     

 
Ground Pepper      
 
Chili Peppers      
 
THE PLANT      

The Black pepper is a plant that is grown to produce the dried fruit called the peppercorn, and the ground pepper derived from it.   

 
Peppercorns      

The smaller the peppercorn the hotter it tastes, but as they grow they lose a little heat while their aroma intensifies.   

The most popular sweet pepper in the United States is the bell pepper.    

As bell peppers mature, their color changes from green to red and they become sweeter.   
 
Bell Peppers      

Green, yellow, orange, and red bell peppers are all from the same species of plant, but they are in different stages of ripening.