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Little Green Thing in Pepper

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM

I cut open a yellow pepper today and found a little green knob inside. Is this some sort of baby pepper? Nutritionally, it looked harmless, but I've never encountered one before. I feel like I've opened a Tootsie Roll and found the star. Does anyone have a clearer sense of what this thing is?

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on May 16, 2013
at 02:40 PM

+1 for posting a picture though.

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on May 16, 2013
at 02:03 PM

pepper inside a pepper...pepp-ception...I know, memes...so not paleo, queue the Inception horn!

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on May 16, 2013
at 01:58 PM

Damn you Matt! I was 12 minutes too late.

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on May 16, 2013
at 01:51 PM

Yup. :-) They are pretty common from standard grocery store peppers. I like that that article pointed out that they are just made more likely by certain cultivars, not that there's anything wrong with the pepper if you find one.

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on May 16, 2013
at 01:37 PM

do you have a picture? Some pepper seeds are greenish until maturation

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on May 16, 2013
at 01:44 PM

76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

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on May 16, 2013
at 02:03 PM

pepper inside a pepper...pepp-ception...I know, memes...so not paleo, queue the Inception horn!

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on May 16, 2013
at 01:51 PM

Yup. :-) They are pretty common from standard grocery store peppers. I like that that article pointed out that they are just made more likely by certain cultivars, not that there's anything wrong with the pepper if you find one.

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B320ee8e0947b27f158e86aacbec353e

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on May 16, 2013
at 01:56 PM

It's called an "internal proliferation" and it's harmless and even safe to eat. It's not common, but chefs and people who use a lot of peppers in cooking find them occasionally. little-green-thing-in-pepper

B320ee8e0947b27f158e86aacbec353e

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on May 16, 2013
at 01:58 PM

Damn you Matt! I was 12 minutes too late.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on May 16, 2013
at 02:40 PM

+1 for posting a picture though.

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