What Are Some Different Kinds of Hot Peppers?


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Different kinds of hot peppers include Habaneros, jalapeños, bird chilis and the Trinidad Moruga scorpion. The Trinidad Moruga scorpion is one of the hottest peppers known.

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With a name that means "from Havana," the Habanero is a fiery hot pepper native to the Caribbean. The jalapeño is a milder pepper which is often bought green, though like many peppers, it turns red with age. It is also full of vitamin C, and one jalapeño only has four calories.

The small bird chili is one of the hottest chilis, with a Scoville heat measurement of up to 250,000 units. It is native to Southeast Asia and parts of India.

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