Exploring the origins of bell peppers

Exploring the origins of bell peppers

Where do bell peppers come from when they’re not in season from California, Florida and elsewhere in the U.S.?

The supply of bell peppers from Mexico has steadily increased in recent years, but Canada is another significant source of perhaps the most colorful vegetable in the produce department.

Check out this breakout from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service to get a better understanding of how often this popular produce item hails from where.

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Graphic by Alison Fulton