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Dried Habanero Peppers


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Quantity/Pack: 3 packages (0.25 ounces each)
Seasonality: Jan - Dec
Origin: USA, Mexico

Habanero (which means “from Havana”) is one of the hottest peppers grown in the world. It has been estimated that the Habanero is 30-50 times hotter than the jalapeno. Often the main ingredient in many bottled hot sauces, habanero peppers have a fierce, intense heat and a wonderfully distinctive flavor that mixes well with tomatoes. Generally rehydrated before use, dried habanero peppers have the most heat of all dried peppers. They should be used sparingly in sauces, soups and stews. Melissa’s dried peppers, sold under the Don Enrique label (Melissa’s own line of Latin items), have a more distinctive taste than the same versions sold fresh since the process of drying peppers also brings out their flavor.

Melissa’s Dried Peppers are hand-selected for excellent quality. Choose whole, unbroken peppers with deep color and a fresh scent. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place for up to six months or more.