Growing red chili is not hard, and in fact one of the most common problems is an overabundance of supplies. If you are still unaware of how to store red chili after it is harvested, here are a few tips.
How to store red chili after it is harvested (method 1): the cut and dried process
One of the easiest ways of preserving the chili will be to just dry them. This is the preferred method by those that have been nurturing herbs for a while. Like the other fruits and herbs, you can just take the ones that you need and place the chili by a window. It should be noted that these need sunlight, unlike other herbs that should be stored in a dry environment.
After the herbs have dried, put them inside a dry can.
How to store red chili after it is harvested (method 2): baking
If there is no sunlight, or if you want to dry them in a hurry, you can take the chili and place them onto the baking tray. Turn the oven to about 50 degrees and let it dry. Assess the situation so that you will know when the moisture has dissipated, after which you can remove the chilies and store them in a cool dry jar.
How to store red chili after it is harvested (method 3): use a coffee grinder
This is the method to use if you have plenty of chili and do not have the space to store them all. What you do is pour all the chilies in the grinder. By turning them into powder you will be able to conserve space in your fridge.
How to store red chili after it is harvested (method 4): use freezer bags
This is one process that is quickly becoming popular. Take all the herbs that you want to preserve, dice in half if you like, and set on a tray. Put the tray into a freezer and the next day, remove the herbs from the container and place in the freezer bags. This method can keep the flavor of the chili for several months, and those who have used this method have been able to keep it fresh for up to 12 months.
With this overview of the different ways on how to store red chili after it is harvested, your problem of finding ways to keep these herbs fresh and spicy will be a thing of the past.
Originally posted 2009-07-14 16:07:20.