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Habanero Chili Peppers

Capsicum chinense

Origin: The exact origins of the pepper is unknown but some speculate it comes from South America

Color/s: Common colors are orange and red, but white, brown, and pink are also found

Scoville Heat Units (SHU): (exceptionally hot) 100,000-350,000

Size:  0.8-2.4  inches

Shape: Lantern shape and wrinkly

Other Interesting Facts:

  • The largest producer today of the Habenero chili pepper  is Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
  • Mexico is the largest consumer of this spicy ingredient
  • Habanero’s have a hot, fruity and citrus-like flavor with a floral aroma
  • The Habanero is one of the world’s hottest chilies
  • Scotch Bonnet and Rocoto are close relatives to the Habanero chili pepper

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