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safety of hot peppers after a frost

Posted by jannee none (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 7, 11 at 8:54

We had a week of nightly killing frosts followed with warm days and although the pepper plants have died, they still have some nice green hot peppers on the plants. Is it safe to pick these to use or should I just throw them out... Technically the peppers have been frozen then thawed out a few times..didn't know if the fact they were still on the plant made a difference or not..they are still firm and no obvious signs of spoilage.


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RE: safety of hot peppers after a frost

For fresh use - your choice. For canning - not recommended. Just as with tomatoes or any other vegetables that have been exposed to frost, the pH is altered and the potential for contamination increases 10 fold very quickly.

Dave


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