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Pimientos del Padron

Pimientos del Padron.docxPimientos del Padron, are a variety of peppers from the municipality of Padrón in the province of La Coruña, northwestern Spain. These are small peppers (about 5 cm long), with a color ranging from bright green to yellowish green. Their peculiarity lies on the fact that, while their taste is usually mild, a minority (about 20%) are particularly hot. Whether a given pepper ends up being hot or mild depends on the amount of water and sunlight it receives during its growth.

The peppers are customarily fried in oil and served as tapas. Padrón peppers (Spanish: pimientos de Padrón) are a variety of peppers from the municipality of Padrón in the province of La Coruña, northwestern Spain. These are small peppers (about 5 cm long), with a color ranging from bright green to yellowish green. Their peculiarity lies on the fact that, while their taste is usually mild, a minority (about 20%) are particularly hot. Whether a given pepper ends up being hot or mild depends on the amount of water and sunlight it receives during its growth.

The peppers are customarily fried in oil and served as tapas.