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View Poll Results: Are most red and yellow bell peppers bitter?
Yes, they're bitter and I don't like that 2 6.67%
Yes, they're bitter and I like that! 2 6.67%
No, they're not bitter but I don't like them anyway 1 3.33%
No, they're not bitter and I love them! 25 83.33%
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Old February 28, 2018   #16
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I don’t think any of the bell peppers are bitter. I liked them cooked best. Now, come pick some
of my Siberian kale, that’s bitter. I don’t care if the white butterflies lay eggs on them anymore.
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Old March 4, 2018   #17
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Wow, I like green bell peppers raw best and never tasted any bitterness. But I'm also tomato taste impaired; can't taste any flavor in a Big Beef, for example, even while my mom is assuring me it's tasty. I never thought about sweet peppers tasting different to others.

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Old March 4, 2018   #18
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Wow, I like green bell peppers raw best and never tasted any bitterness. But I'm also tomato taste impaired; can't taste any flavor in a Big Beef, for example, even while my mom is assuring me it's tasty. I never thought about sweet peppers tasting different to others.

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It was yourself and some others discussing what they can and can't taste in tomatoes that helped put the idea in my head that perhaps I was experiencing a different taste to everyone else for bell peppers
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I wont even use them in the "holey trinity" when making gumbo.
I use the poblano instead.
I already leave out the onion when making Gumbo (and nobody ever seems to miss it). I will have to try some different sweet and mild peppers instead of bell next time I can get some fresh picked blue crab meat and head-on fresh shrimp.
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Wow, I like green bell peppers raw best and never tasted any bitterness. But I'm also tomato taste impaired; can't taste any flavor in a Big Beef, for example, even while my mom is assuring me it's tasty. I never thought about sweet peppers tasting different to others.

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What about smell? I find that if I cut a tomato and it smells great, that's pretty much going to be the impression when I eat it and viceversa.
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I already leave out the onion when making Gumbo (and nobody ever seems to miss it). I will have to try some different sweet and mild peppers instead of bell next time I can get some fresh picked blue crab meat and head-on fresh shrimp.
Nothing more than a variant of the mirepox in french cooking.
According to wiki chef Paul Prudhomme fist popularized the term in 1981.
He is also the person responsible for the demise of the red drum AKA Redfish with the blackened Redfish he did.

As for the trinity I have used large mild jalapenos too.

Where I worked at they had roast beef some nights.
The mirepox would be steamed but almost cold spiceless raw and crunchy on the side NOT cooked with the meat.
This would tick me off to no end.
What was even worse no one there knew any better or even what a mirepox was or had even heard of it.
Something I was raised up with all my life along with the trinity.
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What about smell? I find that if I cut a tomato and it smells great, that's pretty much going to be the impression when I eat it and viceversa.
I can smell 'em when they're cooking, but not fresh.

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...What was even worse no one there knew any better or even what a mirepox was or had even heard of it...
Someone combined the words "mire" & "pox" to describe something tasty?

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Someone combined the words "mire" & "pox" to describe something tasty?

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It is pronounced meerpoy
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https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/ho.../mirepoix.html
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I find that green peppers can be bitter, so I always wait for them to mature before eating them. Some taste better than others, and it also depends on the gardening season. One dry summer, all my raw peppers tasted horrid. The taste had become very condensed and they tasted fantastic when cooked.

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Sounds like something a cow would get bogged down in.
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25 votes so far and 22 of them say bell peppers don't taste bitter to them.
Right, I guess it's me! Probably like cilantro/coriander, and my genes mean I taste something different to the majority. But at last I understand why people eat the horrid things on purpose

I'll stick to my yummy burning hot peppers
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I find green bell peppers to be bitter to me, but ripe red ones are good - for me.
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Most of the time I avoid bell peppers if possible - except in the winter when I have no other choice if I need something fresh. I sub in Ljubov Dlan or Peperone di Senise if I'm in need of green pepper during the growing season. To me at least they have a much better flavor and no bitterness!
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