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What does Chiltepin taste like?

Last Updated: 6th June, 2020

The chiltepin is a very small chile in size with an extremely pungent flavor. It is rated very hot—8-9 on pungency scales—and has a quite distinctive smoky bite.

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Also question is, how do you use Chiltepin peppers?

According to Local Harvest, the chiltepin can be eaten in a variety of ways, sun-dried, added to cheese and ice creams, fermented into sauces, and pickled with wild oregano, garlic, and salt as a tabletop condiment. The chiltepin pepper can also be used medicinally.

Also, are Pequin peppers hotter than habanero? In terms of overall heat, they are slightly shy of chiltepin peppers, hovering near the middle of the pepper scale. That's about 40,000 to 60,000 Scoville heat units, which means it's slightly hotter than a cayenne pepper. Compared to our reference point, the popular jalapeño, it's typically about 12 times spicier.

In respect to this, how hot is a Chiltepin pepper?

Chiltepin ranges from 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville heat units on the pepper scale, with the chance for a bit hotter if a crop had an ideally wet growing season. This makes it equal with Thai peppers in terms of overall heat and about 23 times spicier than your standard jalapeño.

Is Pequin chili spicy?

ˈkiːn/) is a hot chili pepper cultivar commonly used as a spice. Like most chilies, the berries start out green, ripening to brilliant red at maturity. Pequin peppers are very hot, often 5-8 times hotter than jalapeños on the Scoville scale (30,000 to 60,000 Units).

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