green bell pepper.How can a zesty green bell pepper be mistaken for the golden sweet fruit that’s native to India and other parts of Asia?
The misnomer wasn’t a mistake in identity. Rather, it evolved from naming the whole process of pickling fruit.According to an article published by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the odd identification goes back to American colonial days.
The English were enthralled with the exotic edibles of India. To avoid spoilage when shipping overseas, this delightful stone fruit was usually preserved in a brine solution.Once the colonists got a taste of these pickled fruits, demand for them increased, says the article.