HABANERO (ah-bah-NER-roh) is one of the hottest, spiciest of chili peppers -- for heat lovers only.


HABANERO (ah-bah-NER-roh) is one of the hottest, spiciest of chili peppers -- for heat lovers only.

Its distinctive flavor is best in ripe ones, indicated by their light green to bright orange or red color. Habs are used sparingly. They contain up to 474,000 heat units on the Scoville scale, compared to 5,000 for the jalapeño. Wear latex gloves while handling.

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