Why spend $5 on chilies grown in China when fine chilies grown in the US and Mexico are readily available at a fraction of the cost?

Susan D.
  • Posted by: Susan D.
  • November 19, 2013
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trampledbygeese November 20, 2013
You could always buy the expensive chillie, save the seeds and plant them. Assuming it hasn't been irradiated on it's journey from China to the store, or some big genetic design company doesn't have a patent on it... If you can get by that stuff, it's well worth saving the seeds from delicious veg, especially for ones that cost $5 a chili.
 
pierino November 19, 2013
Different peppers have carry with them a vast array of subtle flavors, some that are almost floral. Peppers are of course mostly of New World origin but the actual fruit itself carries the characteristics of it's terroir which now might be China, Thailand, Mexico, California, New Mexico, Spain, West Africa etc. etc. Make your decision on taste not just on price.
 
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