Hot Asian Peppers

Hot Asian Pepper
Scientific Name: Capsicum ssp. 
Country of Origin: Southeast Asia 

If you like stir fries, consider the Asian types of peppers.  Cayenne, Thai and Lao hot peppers move rapidly up the spicy scale. The Asian peppers dry easily and can be stored dry for use from the time between killing frost and next years’ crop. The various hot Asian types are excellent for flavoring dill pickles and dilly beans.

In general, the smaller the pepper, the more likely it is to be hot. Ornamental varieties tend to have high Scoville Heat Unit ratings.  All peppers are thought to have health benefits. They are high in Vitamins C and A and are considered to have antioxidant properties. Care should be taken when handling and cutting hot peppers, and wearing gloves is highly recommended. If one doesn’t wash the hands thoroughly after handling hot peppers, touching the eyes or face can lead to extreme skin and eye irritation.

Hot Asian Peppers

Hot Asian Pepper
Scientific Name: Capsicum ssp. 
Country of Origin: Southeast Asia 

If you like stir fries, consider the Asian types of peppers.  Cayenne, Thai and Lao hot peppers move rapidly up the spicy scale. The Asian peppers dry easily and can be stored dry for use from the time between killing frost and next years’ crop. The various hot Asian types are excellent for flavoring dill pickles and dilly beans.

In general, the smaller the pepper, the more likely it is to be hot. Ornamental varieties tend to have high Scoville Heat Unit ratings.  All peppers are thought to have health benefits. They are high in Vitamins C and A and are considered to have antioxidant properties. Care should be taken when handling and cutting hot peppers, and wearing gloves is highly recommended. If one doesn’t wash the hands thoroughly after handling hot peppers, touching the eyes or face can lead to extreme skin and eye irritation.

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