This picture was taken inside a home kitchen, and depicts a halved red bell pepper, Capsicum annuum, set atop a clean, well-worn cutting board. The pepper's core had been exposed revealing numerous heart-shaped seeds, as well as its bright red flesh. Before being cut, this pepper was thoroughly washed with soap, and warm water, removing debris, and surface contaminants.
CDC/ Eric Grafman
December 4, 2012
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