Know Your Peppers: Habanero

Pepper Profile:

Name: Habanero

Origin: Amazon region / Mexico

Scoville Rating (SHU): 100,000 – 350,000

Colours: Green, Red, Yellow, Orange, Brown, White, Purple

Size (length): 2.5 – 6 cm (1 – 2.4 inches)

Size (width): 2 – 4 cm (0.8 – 1.6 inches)

Fun Facts:

  • It was crowned the worlds hottest pepper back in 1999, but modern day growers have grown hotter peppers through cross breeding different varities
  • In Peru, some Habanero seeds were found which are thought to be over 7,000 years old

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