Hot & Spicy!

February 14, 2015

WHAT’S HOT & SAUCY?

 

The Jalapeño - a medium-sized chilli pepper. A mature jalapeño fruit is 2–31⁄2 inches long, commonly picked and consumed while still green, but occasionally it is allowed to fully ripen and turn crimson red.

 

The Habañero - a variety of chilli pepper with the fruit varying greatly in colour and shape with red, orange, and yellow being the most common final colours. Unripe habaneros are green, and they colour as they mature and are well known for their exceptional heat.

 

African bird’s eye – also called Piri Piri, it is one of the sources of chilli pepper that grows both wild and 

domesticated. It is especially prevalent in Malawi, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola and Mozambique The fruit typically grows a pale yellow and matures to a bright red but other colours are known.

 

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