Chilli Krisp is Ukudla Okuhle (Good Food)

Capsicum

Annuum

While this chilli’s name is derived from the word “annual” which implies that the plant has a one-season lifetime, this is not strictly true. If this chilli plant is not subjected to extremely cold temperatures, it can actually survive for many seasons and can become large perennial bushes.

Capsicum Annuum originates from South America; many early varieties were domesticated in Mexico.

Capsicum Annuum contains some of the most well-loved varieties, such as:

 

Bell Peppers
Jalapenos
Poblanos
Cayenne
Fish Pepper
Hidalgo
Hungarian Hot wax
Chiltepin
Serrano
Paprika
Anaheim
Ancho
Banana Pepper
Chile de Arbol
Thai Birds-eye, and more…

 

The heat levels of annuum peppers vary widely. Some have none at all, like bell peppers, and some are very spicy:

Bell peppers have a SHU of 0.

Mild Chillies like Cubanelles, Poblanos, Anaheims and Jalapenos rank below 8 000 SHU.

The medium heat C Annuums like Cayennes and Serranos have a heat rating of between 10 000 and 50 000 SHU.

One of the hottest is the Thai birds-eye, with a Schoville heat rating of about 100 000 SHU.

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