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Chile Habanero

Habanero Characteristics
Pronounced: ah-bah-NEH-roh
Scoville Units: 100,000 - 300,000
This Carribean pepper is famous for being the hottest chile peppers in the world. It has been estimated that the Habanero is 30 to 50 times hotter than the jalapeno. In Mexico it is planted exclusively in the Yucatan Peninsula, where it was probably introduced from Cuba, which might explain its popular name "Habanero". The Habanero is one of the world's hottest chile. They come in a variety of shapes and colors (yellow, orange, green, red, and chocolate). Not only are they extremely hot, but they also have a unique, distinctively fruity flavor. It is the key ingredient in the popular Jamaican Jerk sauce.

The Habanero has a number of close relatives such as Scotch Bonnet and Rocoto.

Varieties
Fresh whole chiles
Dried habaneros
Habanero Powder


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