Preserving hot peppers GUIDE

This is a quick and easy to follow guide on how to preserve hot peppers in different ways. Find out how to can hot peppers, how to pickle hot peppers, or even how to make dry chili flakes!

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Hot peppers are a delicious addition to your meals and they’re also full of vitamins and nutrients. But what do you do with the extra hot peppers? You can preserve them in various ways to keep them fresh for months.

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When it comes to preserving hot peppers, the fresher the better. To ensure top-quality peppers for your homemade hot sauce or salsa, look for specimens that are firm and have a shiny skin.

How to choose the best peppers


Hot peppers have amazing health benefits, so make sure you add them often to your diet.

Hot peppers benefits


To can hot peppers, you’ll need: – Jars with lids that seal – A pot or other heatproof container for your jars (a pressure cooker is ideal) – Sterilized tongs and a funnel

Canning hot peppers


You can freeze fresh-picked hot peppers whole by simply placing them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and freezing overnight until solidified then transferring into freezer bags once frozen solid.

Freezing hot peppers


It’s easy. Just pour some olive oil in a bottle, add 2-3 dry whole hot peppers and a tablespoon of dry chili flakes. Mix and let it sit at room temperature for at least a month before using.

Hot pepper oil


Place your peppers in a dehydrator.  After the drying period is over and when they seem dry enough (but not too dry), remove them from the heat source and grind them into a powder

Hot pepper powder

It’s also important to know that there are many different methods for preserving hot peppers, so experiment with different types of preserves until you find one that suits your tastes and needs!