This pepper is usually harvested before maturity when still yellow. It measures between 4"-6" inches in length (10-15cm) which tapers to a rounded point. Upon maturity, the pepper becomes orange then red in color. Although similar in appearance to banana peppers when immature, it is a different cultivar.
Due to the ease of cultivation and the productivity of the plant, many home gardeners pickle these whole or sliced in rings.
Hungarian pepper Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Hungarian pepper is 91.51% water, 6.7% carbohydrates, 0.8% protein, and contains 0.41% fat. If you consume one hungarian pepper you will get 1.809 grams of carbohydrates. It is equal to 1.39 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates you should include in your daily diet, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same a 100 gram reference serving of hungarian pepper provides 29 calories and is an important source of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) (123.87% and 39.77% of the Daily Value, respectively). This means if your diet contains hungarian pepper, it helps your body to reduce probability of heart disease by fighting cholesterol, reduce the risk of anemia as this vitamin absorbs iron, improve the efficiency of lymphocytes (or white blood cells) to heal wounds and it is effective against dementia since vitamin C impacts memory positivelyhigh blood pressurethe occurrence of cancer. Besides it it contains a good amount of Copper (12.78% DV) and Manganese (11.33% DV).