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Scotch bonnet, also referred to as bonney peppers, or Caribbean red peppers, is a number of chili pepper named because of its resemblance to some tam o’ shanter hat. It’s ubiquitous in West Africa. Most Scotch bonnets possess a heat rating of 80,000-400,000 Scoville units. To compare, most jalapeno peppers possess a heat rating of two,500 to eight,000 around the Scoville scale. However, completely sweet types of Scotch bonnet known as cachucha peppers are grown on a few of the Caribbean islands.

These peppers are utilized to flavour a variety of dishes and cuisines worldwide and therefore are frequently utilized in hot sauces and condiments. The Scotch bonnet includes a sweeter flavour and stouter shape, dissimilar to its habanero relative that it’s frequently confused, and provides jerk dishes (pork/chicken) along with other Caribbean dishes their own flavour. Scotch bonnets are mainly utilized in Maldivian, West African, Antiguan, Kittitian/Nevisian, Anguilan, Dominican, St. Lucian, St Vincentian, Grenadian, Trinidadian, Jamaican, Barbadian, Guyanese, Surinamese, Haitian and Cayman cuisines and pepper sauces, though they frequently appear in other Caribbean recipes. It’s also utilized in Nicaragua, Panama And Nicaragua , and Panama for Caribbean-styled recipes for example grain and beans, rondon, saus, beef patties, and ceviche. Scotch bonnet is actually the nation’s chili from the The maldives where it’s known as githeyo mirus ގިތެޔޮ މިރުސް.

Fresh, ripe Scotch bonnets can alter from eco-friendly to yellow to scarlet red some types of this pepper can ripen to orange, yellow, peach, or perhaps a chocolate brown.

Scotch bonnet peppers inside a Caribbean market

Just one ripe Scotch bonnet pepper

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