Ein Yahav veggie company unveils ‘chocolate-colored pepper’

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Israelis may soon be eyeing a different kind of chocolate – in the crunchy and robustly nutritious form of a pepper.

The "chocolate-colored pepper" is currently being cultivated at Moshav Ein Yahav’s Yofi Shel Yerakot ("Beauty of Vegetables") company, in conjunction with Hebrew University researcher Dr. Yonatan Elkind. Exhibiting a sweet taste and strong aroma, the new peppers combine the nutritional benefits of both green and red peppers, the company said.

During the ripening process of the red pepper – in which the vegetable turns from green to red – chlorophyl gives way to carotenoids, causing the red color, explained Rami Sade, an agronomist for Yofi Shel Yerakot.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ein-Yahav-veggie-company-unveils-chocolate-colored-pepper-390603

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