Athough most chili peppers are indigenous to South America, they are used and grown around the world. Hot peppers are used in abundance in Mexican, South American, Indonesian, African and Oriental cooking, while the milder peppers are common in European and North American recipes. And, peppers have been cultivated for thousands of years for their medicinal properties, known for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, in addition to their culinary purposes.  
 
What is this site?  
 
Pepper Plants: Learn about pepper varieties, from bell peppers to very hot chilies.  
 
Growing Peppers: Get the basics for growing your own pepper plants.  
 
Using Peppers: Learn about cooking with and preserving peppers.  
 
Been my hobby for about a year now. I've got about 25 different varities at the house. Great fun!  
 
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