— VEGETABLES- PEPPERS
The Aji Limo pepper is quite a spicy pepper with a hint of citrus that is very popular in Peru where its known as the “Kellu Uchu”. The Aji Limo can be red, orange, green and yellow and gives a lot of colour, flavour and spice to a dish.
Aji Limo at the Scoville scale
The Scoville scale is used to measure the amount of capsaicin to show the “hotness” of the pepper. Capsaicin is a substance which stimulates receptors on the tongue that are sensitive to heat and pain. This gives a burning sensation. To prevent overheated situations, it is recommended to check the hotness on the Scoville scale!
Availability Aji Limo
Chili peppers are the basement of the Peruvian cuisine. Chefs use the pepper to emphasize that typical Peruvian flavour and not only to make the dish spicier. Peru has more than 300 different types of chili peppers. They are often used in ceviche and are also perfect for salsa, chili and other seafood dishes.
How to store
Chili peppers have to be kept in a cool place but preferably not in the fridge, as the pepper will lose his taste.
How to eat
The Aji Limo is a delicious aromatic and fruity pepper and like the Aji Amarillo is it very suitable to use in Ceviche and other Peruvian or fusion dishes. Remove the seed lists and the seeds before you use the pepper.