All About Bulk Capsicum and Barbadensis Miller - What You Need to Know Before Buying
Bulk Capsicum Annum / Baccatum is the hottest of all the capsicum family. It is found mainly in the South American Andes mountains and has been used for centuries as a spice, and for its pungent flavor and aroma. This is one of the three Capsicum species with the most pungent power: Capsicum Acidum, or "Bitter Orange," and C. Rhizome / "Spicy Apple Peel." Other names for it are "Bitter Apple," "Papua," "Butterfly," and the more common "Bitter Orange."
Bulk Capsicum is available dried or fresh (most dried) in various South American countries. However, it has recently been shipped to the United States from its native South America and has quickly become a hot seller both in supermarkets and on-line. Many people love the distinctive flavor and aroma that comes from fresh seeds raw. Here are some tips for preserving it for future use:
- Buy bulk Baccatum / Bitter Orange in bulk and store in glass jars, airtight containers, and plastic bags wrapped in wax paper. These should be stored in dark places like a basement, pantry, or garage. The original bags can be reused as seed bags or for freezing. Do not let dry Baccatum / Bitter Orange sits on countertops or other exposed surfaces. Like all capsicum seeds, drying can occur so keep them in the refrigerator.
- Store Baccatum / Bitter Orange seeds in an airtight container. The smaller seeds should be stored in a plastic bag inside a rubber glove. Since Baccatum / Bitter Orange tends to have a strong bitter flavor, stored in its original bags and allowed to open before eating helps keep the strong taste from evaporating quickly. Drying can occur, so keep them in the refrigerator. Do not let dried Baccatum / Bitter Orange sit on countertops or other exposed surfaces.
- Store bulk amounts of Baccatum / Bitter Orange in large containers with good ventilation and at room temperature. They should be kept out from direct sunlight and from sharp objects like spoons or the edge of cut vegetables since the capsicum seeds will burst when these objects are placed against these surfaces. The large bulk amounts of Baccatum / Bitter Orange should be stored in glass jars using a lidded or tight-fitting lid.
- Keep canned Baccatum / Bitter Orange in a dark spot like a pantry or basement. These canned products are sold in small containers so it's not difficult to refill them with fresh bulk contents. It's also good to place a can of Baccatum on the top of your stainless steel pot or pan in the oven or on the stove top to retain the heat for a longer period of time.
- When buying bulk pepper in any of its forms, it's always best to ask for a product that has been kept cold. Cold products preserve the capsicum oils for a longer period of time. A can of dried Baccatum / Bitter Orange that's been kept in a refrigerator for a month can still retain the heat for about three days. If you're using bulk products to prepare food for a crowd of people, then it's always best to use bulk products that have been kept cold.
Bulk Capsicum Annum/Baccatum / Barbadensis Miller can be purchased online at bulk spice shops. They can be shipped to your home free of charge if ordered in bulk. These products are available in most online bulk spice stores as well.
When buying bulk capsicum annum/baccatum, it's important to remember that it should be frozen upon harvesting. It should never be exposed to heat, air or moisture because this will dry the pepper out and cause it to lose the heat it contains. There is also a type of this pepper called the "keratin" capsicum. This type tends to retain a lot more heat than other varieties. Both types are easy to grow and yield. These capsicum berries are also said to taste great.
The bulk spice industry is worth billions of dollars worldwide. Many farmers grow it for this reason, and the berries can be used in nearly every industry. It is often used in making ketchup, sauces, soups, stews, chili, garlic and even desserts. Because of the heat contained in this herb, it should only be used as sparingly as possible.
Bulk capsicum and barbadensis miller products are available globally. You can find them at your local supermarket, health food store or online. Just remember that this product is considered a hot commodity, so care should be taken when using or consuming it.