Peppers

Looking to learn more about different types of chili peppers? Enjoy our list of all our favorite peppers organized by the level of spiciness. Click through to learn more about each variety including an overview, spiciness range (SHU), scientific classification, taste, uses, and how and where to buy them in different forms.

 

Anaheim Pepper

Anaheim Pepper

Discover the mild and versatile Anaheim pepper, known for its gentle heat and culinary flexibility. The Anaheim chili pepper is a mildly spicy pepper named for the city of Anaheim, California (where Disneyland is!) They were brought to California via New Mexico, and are extremely similar to hatch chilis because they originated from the same…

Banana Peppers

Banana Peppers

Banana peppers, recognized for their unique banana-like shape and tantalizing taste, hold a sweet spot in the realm of spicy culinary delights. Whether tossed in a hearty salad, adorning a zesty pizza, or lending a mild kick to sandwiches, their versatility is commendable. This article serves as a gateway to exploring the zestful world of…

Chipotle Meco (Tipico)

Chipotle Meco (Tipico)

Dive into the intriguing world of Chipotle Meco peppers, a culinary treasure cherished in many kitchens. This article unfolds the distinguishing features of Chipotle Meco, draws a comparison with Morita peppers, explores its heat level, and stirs up your culinary imagination with some enticing recipe ideas. Your spicy journey into the heart of Chipotle Meco…

What are Peppadew peppers?

What are Peppadew peppers?

Peppadew peppers have rapidly ascended the culinary ladder, with their intriguing blend of sweet and spicy captivating palettes worldwide. What are Peppadew peppers? Peppadew peppers, also known as Sweet Piquanté peppers, are a sweet and pickled pepper hailing from South Africa. “Peppadew” specifically refers to a popular brand name pickled peppers from the Limpopo province….

Tien Tsin pepper (Tianjin)

Tien Tsin pepper (Tianjin)

Tien Tsin peppers, sometimes called Chinese red peppers, are vibrant small red peppers commonly utilized in various culinary preparations, such as the renowned kung pao chicken. These peppers add a fiery heat and a striking red hue to the dish, enhancing its spiciness and visual appeal. With their intense flavor profile, Tien Tsin peppers are…

Wiri wiri (Guyana) peppers

Wiri wiri (Guyana) peppers

With origins in Guyana, located in northeast South America, wiri wiri peppers have captivated taste buds with their unique flavors and fiery heat.  Read on to delve into their distinctive attributes, explore their diverse culinary uses, discuss their availability, and even explore alternative options if you don’t have access to them near home. What are…

Numex Twilight Peppers: A beautiful ornamental with a salty taste

Numex Twilight Peppers: A beautiful ornamental with a salty taste

Numex Twilight peppers are a popular choice for gardeners looking to add color and visual interest to their landscapes. While these peppers are technically edible, their primary appeal lies in their ornamental value rather than their taste.  Read on to learn everything you need to know about this pepper!  What are NuMex Twilight peppers?  NuMex…