Whole Art.-Nr. 4034-1 Pequins are often associated with the wild cuisine from the mountain ranges of northern Mexico, known as Tepin or Chiltepin. Actually Pequins are the cultivated form. Pequin Chilli translates from Spanish pequeno to “tiny chilli” and one knows the smaller the chilli it is in size the larger it is in heat! Pequins are considered as hot chilli and these come in at 30,000 to 60,000 scoville. The flavor profile of the Pequin chilli is citrusy and nutty with a hint of smokiness. Also known as “bird pepper” this is a favorite of many bird species who enjoy the fruity flavor and are immune to the heat. Native to Mexico there are several varieties of this chilli some are conical and others round.. Do not confuse Pequin Chilli with the similar looking African Bird’s Eye Chile These are not the same as the Pequin comes from the chilli family Capsicum annuum while the African Bird’s Eye from the family Capsicum frutescens Green chiles are often picked and pickled while...

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