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Hot lemon chilli pepper

French chilli pepper with lemony notes

Discover our hot lemon chilli pepper grown in France, in the Brenne valley. This hot lemon chilli pepper is powerfully hot and spicy with distinctive lemony citrus notes. This hot lemon chilli pepper scores 7/10 on the Scoville scale and is rated burning.


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Where to use this hot lemon chilli pepper

Our recipe ideas for this hot lemon chilli pepper:

  • Lemon Drop cocktail: add a peck of ground hot lemon chilli pepper to your ingredients then shake well (check out our recipe on our blog here);
  • Sardine and chilli tapas: sprinkle a peck of hot lemon chilli pepper on your sardines before adding the other ingredients and leave to marinate;
  • Sea bream ceviche with chilli pepper: mix ¼ teaspoon of hot lemon chilli pepper with the juice of 6 limes. Pour this juice over your ceviche;
  • Chilli pepper stock: add ¼ teaspoon of hot lemon chilli pepper to your stock;

The lemony aromas of hot lemon chilli pepper

The burning heat of hot lemon chilli pepper is distinctively different to other chilli peppers due to its surprising lemony citrus notes. Use sparingly!

How is hot lemon chilli pepper grown?

This hot lemon chilli peppers also known as Lemon drop is grown in the Brenne Regional Natural Park.

Capsicum baccatum is originally from the Peruvian Andes and is particularly hot scoring 7/10 on the Scoville scale and rated as burning.

In line with our approach to promote our French spice producers, we have chosen this French chilli which is produced in compliance with short food supply chain principles. Our partner is fully committed to producing the best quality goods with strict adherence to organic farming standards.

All the products are grown in compliance with agroforestry principles which promote biodiversity and reduce water evaporation.

The history behind hot lemon chilli pepper

In the Peruvian Andes, where it originally comes from, hot lemon chilli pepper is called Kellu Uchu.

It was unknown in Europe until the 90’s, when it became ever more popular due to its use in cocktails. Lemon drop, the star cocktail that brought fame to this hot lemon chilli pepper is made with vodka, lemon juice, limoncello, cointreau and sugar. It’s all the rage in New York, so even if you can’t make it to the Big Apple, you can enjoy your very own Lemon drop at home with Terre Exotique’s hot lemon chilli pepper!

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Allergen Absence
Native country France
Genus and botanical species Capsicum annuum
Ingredients hot lemon chilli pepper
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