— VEGETABLES – PEPPERS
This spicy pepper is one of the hotter peppers. Habanero peppers can be red, yellow and orange coloured. They look a bit like a mini capsicums in shape, but it’s better not to mix these two up 😉
Habanero at the Scoville scale
The Scoville scale is used to measure the amount of capsaicin to determine 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 Habanero pepper
The name “Habanero” means “from Havana” but strangely enough; the pepper isn’t originally from Cuba, but from the Yucatan peninsula. After the Europeans discovered this island, the pepper was distributed globally.
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How to store
Chili peppers have to be kept in a cool place but preferably not in the fridge, as the tend to lose their taste.
How to eat
Halve the chili pepper and remove the seeds (unless you really like spicy of course). If necessary, use gloves when preparing these peppers and be careful not to rub your eyes.