How to freeze green peppers from the garden

How to freeze green peppers from the garden. To enjoy the green peppers throughout the year, freeze them using this handy method.

How to freeze green peppers from the garden

How to freeze green peppers from the garden

Follow the stepwise procedure for freezing the green peppers.

Freezing Green Peppers

Materials Needed

  • Fresh peppers
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Plastic storage bags

Cut the Green Peppers

Remove fresh peppers from your garden and wash them with gentle care.

After Washing the peppers, dry them with a cloth, And cut the peppers in the desired shape as per requirement. 

Avoid adding the seeds.

Flash-frozen procedure

For storing the peppers, give the chopped or sliced pieces a flash-frozen first.  

Flash-frozen is done by separately freezing each of the pepper cuttings.

After the flash-frozen, they are gathered and packed in a plastic bag to avoid the peppers sticking to each other while freezing them in the plastic bag.

Packaging in Plastic Bags

Packaging in Plastic Bags

Take the flashed frozen pieces and Spread them in a single layer on parchment paper with a lined baking sheet.  Freeze it for one hour.  

After the desired time has passed, place the partially frozen peppers into a plastic bag. 

Label the bags with contents and time of packing.

The peppers are ready to be stored in the refrigerator for further freezing.

Storage Period

Frozen bell peppers last for up to 12 months in the freezer, but it’s better to use them within six months after packing. 

To use frozen peppers, take out the number of frozen peppers you need, reseal the plastic bag and return the rest to the freezer.

Freezing Hot Peppers

Materials Needed

  • Fresh hot green peppers
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Plastic storage bags


  1. Remove fresh hot peppers from your garden and wash them under cold water with gentle care. 
  2. This method can work for all types of hot peppers.  
  3. After Washing the peppers, dry them with a cloth. 
  4. Grab the knife and cut the peppers in the desired shape as per requirement.
  5.  You can go for storing them without even cutting them. 
  6. Avoid adding the seeds and slice the peppers accordingly. 
  7. Leave no space in the storage bag. 
  8. Ensure proper sealing and place it in the refrigerator to freeze.


  •  Wear plastic gloves to handle or cut hot peppers.
  • Avoid touching your face and eyes.
  •  If the pepper gets in contact with skin, wash the area with soap and water.

Beneficial Uses of green peppers

Source of Nutrients

150 grams of raw green pepper contains the following nutrients,

  • Calories: 30
  • Protein: 1.3 grams
  • Carbs: 7 grams
  • Fiber: 2.6 grams
  • Vitamin A : 3% of the daily value
  • Vitamin C: 134% of the daily value 
  • Vitamin K: 9% of the daily value 
  • Potassium: 6% of the daily value 
  • B6 (Pyridoxine): 20% of the daily value 

Other include thiamine (B1)

  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Vitamin E.
  • Vitamin B6
  • Provitamin A
  • Low in carbs
  • Fibers.

Good for gut health

One cup (150 grams) of raw green pepper may contain up to 0.08 ounces (2.5 grams) of fibers. 

These fibers improve gut health, and the recommended fiber intake for men, 1.1–1.2 ounces (30–35 grams per day), while the recommended fiber intake for women is 0.9–1.1 ounces (25–32 grams per day).

Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Green peppers possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

High amounts of vitamin C and carotenoids from green peppers are the reason for antioxidant and inflammatory effects.

Promoting Heart and Eye Health

Fruits and vegetables like green peppers promote the health of your heart and eyes. 

It contains lutein, a carotenoid necessary for eye health, and may also lower the chance of various heart diseases.


To freeze the peppers, follow a stepwise procedure.

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