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Unformatted text preview: Capsaicin, a phenol, is responsible for the pungency in peppers. One of the main uses for Pimiento peppers is to stuff Spanish green olives. The pepper was cut into very small pieces and hand stuffed into each olive. To make the production process easier, the pimiento is pureed and formed with the use of a natural gum, such as guar gum. This allows the pimiento to be cut into small strips easier and for a machine to do the stuffing. Growing Up Pimentos are available in the late summer and early fall, but are available in any other time of the year by being preserved in oil. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBIq_qLoPHs 1)Collection 2)Waxing(depending on market preference) 3)Sanitizing the water used to prevent contamination. 4)Cleaning 5)Drying 6)Grading 7)Packing 8)Cooling 9)Shipping...
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