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Habanero Peppers


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Quantity/Pack: 3 packages (4 Ounces each)
Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: USA, Mexico

Melissa’s turns up the heat with fresh Habanero Peppers.

The lantern shaped Habanero (which means "from Havana") is one of the hotter peppers grown in the world! It has been estimated that the Habanero is 30 to 50 times hotter than the jalapeno. Caution must be used when handling this pepper.

When fully ripe, these peppers range in color from dark green to orange, orange-red to red and measure about 2 inches long to 1 3/4 inches in diameter.  Melissa’s Habanero Peppers have a fierce, intense heat and a wonderfully distinctive flavor that mixes well with tomatoes and many fruits.

Popular pickled, use sparingly in salsas, stews and chutneys, Habanero Peppers are often the main ingredients in bottled hot sauces.

The average habanero Scoville heat level is 200,000 units. By comparison, the jalapeno's average Scoville level is 4000 units.

When selecting fresh Habanero Peppers, look for those that are mature, firm, dry and heavy for their size. Skins should be shiny, smooth and unblemished. Peppers should have a fresh scent.

Use rubber gloves when handling Habaneros and avoid touching skin, face or eyes. Wash chiles thoroughly, dry, wrap in paper towels and store refrigerated for up to two weeks.

This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd day.