The habanero chilli pepper from Mexico, is the oldest plant grown in America. For 9,000 years, it has grown in this land of gastronomic delights along with vanilla and chocolate.
Christopher Colombus was the first to bring this spice back to Isabella the Catholic, but it was Magellan, on his heroic trip around the world, who took this chilli pepper to the four corners of the planet.
In 2010, UNESCOdesignated traditional Mexican Cuisineas aCultural Treasure.
The Aztec Treasure
The Emperor Montezuma reportedly drank an energizing elixir made from cocoa, vanilla, spices and chilli pepper. Chilli peppers are an essential ingredient of Mexican, African and Asian cuisines.
habanero chilli pepper is powerful and scorching hot but has a surprising perfume of dried abricot. It will set your tastebuds alight and awaken all your senses! You can use it in chilli sauces, tomato sauces, stocks, and mayonnaises. Use sparingly!
Scoville scale: 9/10 (volcanic)
|Shelf life||5 years|
|Ingredient||Habanero Chilli pepper|
|Genus and botanical species||Capsicum chinense|