Pepperoni keeps very well, up to 8 days, in the vegetable drawer. Once cut open and cored, they should be stored in an airtight container.
It comes in all sorts of colours, varieties and degrees of sharpness. The color reveals the degree of ripeness of the pod, although the green, “unripe” ones are also of culinary interest. Seeds and septa contain the burning alkaloid capsaicin and are removed if the vegetable is to be bland.