Fun Facts

  • Moody Dunbar was an East Tennessee schoolteacher who began growing bell peppers to supplement his income during the Great Depression.
  • Sliced, diced, pieces or pureed – Dunbar’s can customize its flame-roasted bell peppers to your specific needs. 
  • A pimiento is a heart shaped, first cousin of the sweet bell pepper. 
  • Red Bell Peppers are an excellent source of vitamins A & C.  
  • What was the original “red dot” in the center of a stuffed olive? You guessed it – pimiento.  
  • Add the rich red color of pimientos to a holiday favorite – green bean casserole. It makes this traditional dish extraordinary. 
  • Many Southerners pronounce “pimiento” cheese as “p’minnuh”. It has been a favorite since at least 1915. The pate of the South! 
  • All canned “yams” marketed in America are actually sweet potatoes. Yams are an entirely different vegetable from a separate botanical family. 
  • Moody Dunbar, Inc. has been in continuous business since 1933. 
  • Dunbar’s bell peppers and pimientos are used as ingredients by hundreds of food companies throughout the world. You’ve almost certainly consumed our peppers or pimientos in some of your favorite prepared foods. 
  • Dunbar’s first pepper processing plant was located just a few miles from Davy Crockett’s birthplace. 
  • Sweet potatoes are among nature’s most nutritious foods. 
  • A serving of Dunbar’s Roasted Peppers contains ZERO fat and cholesterol. 
  • Bell peppers are native to tropical America. They are popular for their flavor, color and high vitamin content. 
  • Elvis’ favorite meal is said to have been a hamburger topped with pimiento cheese spread. 
  • North Carolina farmers grow more sweet potatoes than any other state in America. 
  • Imported peppers and pimientos typically have a much lower drained weight than American packed products. Moody Dunbar delivers true value. 
  • Bell peppers were first cultivated by pre-Incan tribes in tropical South and Central America more than 2,000 years ago. 
  • California’s warm days, cool nights and predictable rainfall produces America’s highest quality pimientos and bell peppers. 
  • Moody Dunbar, Inc. is one of America’s oldest family-owned and operated food companies. 
  • Sweet potatoes are a member of the Morning Glory plant family. 
  • All of Moody Dunbar’s products are grown and processed in the United States. 
  • “Yams” is really more of a marketing term used by some producers to differentiate their sweet potatoes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the label can say “yams” but must also say “sweet potatoes”. 
  • About 40% of a fresh bell pepper is waste (seeds, core and stem). Dunbar’s contains 100% usable product. 
  • An absence of stems, seeds and cores, along with controlled drain weights, ensures that our peppers are ready to use without waste. They are also commercially sterile. 
  • Dunbar’s proprietary roasting methods caramelize the natural sugars in peppers giving them a smoky, sweet flavor no other manufacturer can duplicate. 
  • Dunbar’s Red Peppers, Pimientos and Roasted Peppers are fresh processed from proprietary seed stock grown specifically to deliver the best color, texture and flavor. 
  • Which sandwich is served as part of the tradition of the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National? You guessed it – pimiento cheese sandwiches. 
  • Dunbar’s Roasted Pepper is the perfect ingredient for the top ethnic cuisines: Asian, Hispanic, Latino, Italian, Mediterranean and Caribbean. 
  • Moody Dunbar, Inc. is America’s largest processor of pimientos and bell peppers. 
  • Natural marination of olive oil and garlic with the flame-roasted peppers gives Dunbar’s Marinated Roasted Peppers a flavor that is nearly impossible to duplicate. 
  • In 1543, DeSoto’s Spanish explorers discovered sweet potatoes growing in Indian gardens in what became Louisiana. 
  • Dunbar processing facilities are regularly inspected by AIB and all customary government agencies. Product quality is our highest priority. 
  • During America’s Civil War, troops would cut, dry, grind and brew sweet potatoes as a substitute for real coffee. 
  • Pimientos were discovered by Christopher Columbus. He took them back to Europe, where they gained instant success as a colorful ingredient. 
  • Sweet potatoes contain more dietary fiber per ounce than oatmeal. 
  • May is National Pimiento Month. It was designated so by the Governor of California to honor California pimiento growers. 
  • Mix an 8 oz. bag of shredded sharp cheddar, 3 oz. of mayonnaise and 4 oz. jar of drained pimientos. You’ve just made the perfect pimiento cheese spread for bread, crackers or vegetables. 
  • “Pimiento” is Spanish for “pepper”. In America it is often spelled “pimento” both spellings are correct. 
  • Our peppers and pimientos are available in sizes ranging from a 2 oz. jar to a 55-gallon drum. 
  • Moody Dunbar, Inc. has supplied high-quality bell peppers and pimientos since 1933. It remains a family-owned business.