Pequin pepper

Pequin Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are pequin peppers? The pequin pepper may be small, but its upper-medium heat (40,000 to 60,000 Scoville heat units) and smoky flavor go a long way. It shares many similarities with its cousin the chiltepin, and they are often confused as the same thing. …

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Pepperoncini Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are pepperoncini? You have likely eaten many pepperoncini peppers in your life, whether you’ve realized it or not. This mild pepper (100 to 500 Scoville heat units, barely above a bell pepper on the Scoville scale) has a sweet flavor when fresh. But it’s …

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Malagueta pepper

Malagueta Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are malagueta peppers? Brazil is home to some pretty hot things, but none may be hotter than the malagueta pepper. With about double the heat of cayenne pepper (50,000 to 100,000 Scoville heat units), this is an extra-hot chili that’ll knock your socks off. …

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Chiltepin pepper

Chiltepin Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are chiltepin peppers? You may be surprised to learn that the chiltepin is actually a pepper native to the United States. In fact, it’s the only one, making it known to many above the border as “the mother of all peppers”. The chiltepin pepper …

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Pimento Pepper

Pimento Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are pimento peppers? You may not realize how often you eat products that contain pimento peppers. There are so many varieties of products that use this chili, due to its sweetness and mild heat (100 to 500 Scoville heat units). And that’s part of what …

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tabasco pepper

Tabasco Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are tabasco peppers? Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last century, you’ve heard of the famous Tabasco hot sauce. It is made in America and is arguably the most popular (and easily found) hot sauce on the planet. The tabasco pepper …

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red savina habanero

Red Savina Habanero Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Red Savina habanero peppers? If you think the habanero is hot, then you haven’t met its shock-red sultry sister. The Red Savina habanero once carried the title of the hottest pepper in the world. It’s a scorching super-hot pepper (350,000 to 577,000 Scoville …

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rocotillo pepper

Rocotillo Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are rocotillo peppers? Sort of like a habanero or scotch bonnet pepper in shape, the rocotillo pepper comes in way lower in overall heat. It’s really a mild pepper − just a wee bit hotter than the poblano on the Scoville scale (1,500 to …

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Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What is cayenne pepper? The modern kitchen has found a special place for the cayenne pepper. It’s a terrific culinary chili fresh, 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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