Pepper X

Pepper X Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What is Pepper X? When the man known for cultivating the hottest peppers on the planet says “We’re playing with fire”, you know you’ve got world bending, Inception-level heat on your hands. Ed Currie, of Carolina Reaper fame and the mad scientist behind PuckerButt Pepper Company, …

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chipotle pepper

Chipotle Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are chipotle peppers? Chipotle peppers are smoked, dried jalapeño peppers, and as such they share the same medium-level heat as jalapeños (2,500 to 8,000 Scoville heat units.) It’s a popular chili pepper variety in both Mexico and North America, and growing fast in favor across the …

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banana pepper

Banana Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are banana peppers? It comes as no surprise how the banana pepper got its name. Its long, curved shape and yellowish hue resemble the fruit for which it’s named. Banana peppers are mild chilies (0 to 500 Scoville heat units), with a tasty natural …

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Scotch bonnet peppers

Scotch Bonnet Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are scotch bonnet peppers? A scotch bonnet pepper may sound timid, but it is nothing of the sort. It’s one of the spicier peppers (100,000 to 350,000 SHU, same as a habanero) that you may potentially find at a supermarket, especially in geographic areas …

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anaheim pepper

Anaheim Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Anaheim peppers? The Anaheim pepper is one of those peppers that’s big enough to be very versatile in its usage. It’s just as delicious chopped for salads as it is used for stuffed pepper recipes. Plus, its milder heat (500 to 2,500 Scoville …

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Cayenne Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What is cayenne pepper? The modern kitchen has found a special place for the cayenne pepper. Fresh, it’s a terrific culinary chili, bringing a medium-heat (30,000 to 50,000 Scoville heat units) with a neutral, peppery flavor. But it’s even more popular dried. In fact, few …

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Spicy Pork Stew

Spicy Pork Stew

Rich, fiery, and meaty, this spicy pork stew is 100% a soup that eats like a meal. It’s chock full of onions, peppers, beans, peas, and of course pork. Lots of pork. And best of all, outside of a little initial stirring, this is a …

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Habanero Peppers

Habanero Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are habanero peppers? At one point, the habanero (100,000 to 350,000 Scoville heat units or SHU) held the crown as the world’s hottest chili pepper, but don’t let the fact that certain chilies have passed it by fool you into underestimating it. This is …

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hottest peppers in the world

The Hottest Peppers In The World (Updated for 2022)

The title of “hottest pepper in the world” is something that’s challenged more often than you may expect. Every year, farmers and other hot pepper cultivators find new ways to hybridize chilies and utilize their environment (soil, water, sunlight) to create peppers that will combat …

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Apocalypse Scorpion Pepper

Apocalypse Scorpion Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Apocalypse peppers? The Apocalypse Scorpion pepper (a.k.a. Apocalypse pepper) is an Italian super-hot scorpion-type chili whose heat (1,400,000+ Scoville heat units) has been recorded at levels rivaling the Carolina Reaper (1,400,000 – 2,200,000 SHU.) That’s an incredible level of spiciness. But as this …

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