Na­tive to trop­i­cal Amer­ica, cap­sicums then spread to Europe and have only been avail­able in New Zealand for the past 30-40 years.

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Cap­sicums are seed pods. They are also known in New Zealand as pep­pers or sweet pep­pers. They can be red, green, yel­low, or­ange, white, pur­ple-brown and lime green. Green and red come from the same plant, how­ever yel­low, or­ange, white and pur­ple are dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties. Red, or­ange, yel­low and green cap­sicums are read­ily avail­able. White, pur­ple-brown and lime green cap­sicums have a more lim­ited sup­ply.

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