"Chile peppers were first found South America, and from a few initial species, were bred and rebred and grown in different climates until a wild range unfolded.
I love using chile peppers, but was a little confused about the differences between them and how dangerously hot they might be.
This chart describes many of the most commonly found and used hot peppers in the US, both dried and fresh. It includes:
How to use them The dishes they are best suited to How they taste How hot they are (their Scoville rating) An extra fun fact about each one
Everyone knows a hot sauce aficionado who would love this hanging in their pantry.
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