Pimento or Pimiento

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A small, heart-shaped, sweet chile pepper, which may be mild or spicy hot in flavor and somewhat bitter tasting. Red to yellow in color, the flesh of a typical Pimento provides a sweeter flavor with a more noticable aroma than a similar pepper known as the bell pepper. Also referred to as a cherry pepper or sweet chile, Pimentos grow to only 1 to 3 inches in length. When harvested they are dried to be ground into paprika or simply cut fresh and processed into small pieces for use in stuffings and food seasonings. Green olives are one of the most commonly available foods that have been stuffed with Pimentos. The outer skin of the Pimento is smooth but tough in texture and must be removed prior to processing as a food. When packed in jars, the Pimentos are boiled so the skins can be removed and then preserved in a brine consisting of citric acid and vinegar. Pimentos are available fresh, canned or bottled for use in adding to foods as a colorful garnish or as a flavor enhancer. Although the Pimento will provide a salty or somewhat bitter flavor, they can be readily substituted for roasted red peppers in a variety of recipes.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup
Calories23
Protein1g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates5g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars2g
Potassium158mg
Sodium14mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 slice
Calories225
Protein11g
Total Fat15g
Total Carbohydrates8g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars8g
Potassium371mg
Sodium1304mg
Cholesterol58mg
Serving Size1 cup, diced
Calories375
Protein22g
Total Fat31g
Total Carbohydrates1g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Potassium162mg
Sodium1428mg
Cholesterol94mg

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