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Habanero Chile

Hot, hot, hot with a crisp, citrusy, floral flavor that accentuates the spice. Widely regarded as one of the most delicious chiles, it’s not for the faint of heart. Or stomach.

Hot, hot, hot with a crisp, citrusy, floral flavor that accentuates the spice. Widely regarded as one of the most delicious chiles, it’s not for the faint of heart. Or stomach.

Fun Fact

Cultivated in the Americas since at least 7,000 BCE, the habanero became so popular in China that a taxonomist named it capsicum chinense in 1776. Somehow, no one has bothered to correct his mistake.

Spice Stats

Native to:
Yucatan, Mexico
Plant family:
Solanaceae
Raw form:
Chile
Scoville:
<350,000
Native to:Yucatan, Mexico
Plant family:Solanaceae
Raw form:Chile
Scoville:<350,000

Get cooking with these recipes:

Habanero Salsa

Uses: Habanero Chile

Use 1/2 teaspoon dried habanero powder instead. We love this salsa with grilled white fish.

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