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 Piri piri pepper Capsicum frutescens Solanaceae

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Scoville heat units

 

15,000,00016,000,000

Pure capsaicin

8,600,0009,100,000

 

5,000,0005,300,000

 

855,0001,463,700

 

350,000580,000

 

100,000350,000

  Piri piri 175.000

50,000100,000

 

30,00050,000

   

10,00023,000

 

2,5008,000

 

5002,500

 

100500

 

0


 

Also known as Piri piri, commom In Portuguese, Mozambican and Angolan cuisines

Piri piri pepper

Piri piri is a cultivar of Capsicum frutescens, one of the sources of chili pepper, that grows both wild and domesticated. It is a small, extremely spicy member of the Capsicum genus.
Plant characteristics

Plants are usually very bushy and grow in height to 45-120 centimeters, with leaves of 47 cm length and 1.3-1.5 cm width. The fruits are generally tapered to a blunt point and measure up to 8 or 10 centimeters long. Immature pod color is green, mature color is bright red or purple. Some varieties of birdseye measure up to 175,000 Scoville heat units.
Dried piri piri chillies

Etymology

Piri piri is the correct spelling of the name used in the Portuguese language, namely in Portugal and Mozambique, to describe the African bird's eye chili. Other English language spellings may include pili pili in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or peri peri, deriving from the various pronunciations of the word in parts of Africa.
Peri peri sauces

Popular peri peri sauce products in Africa include:

Nando's Peri Peri sauce (South Africa)
Nali's peri peri sauce lines (Malawi).
Mazi Peri Peri Sauce (Peter Mantas)

 

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