Chilli Krisp is Ukudla Okuhle (Good Food)



Frutescens means “Shrub Like”. These pungent little Chillies that grow skyward-facing are prized in China, Africa, Indonesia, Brazil, the Philippines and the USA for their fantastic flavour.

They are commonly used to make hot sauces like Tabasco, Piri- Piri, etc. They have their origin in South America but were widely distributed around the world by the Portuguese.

Capsicum Frutescens are in the comfortable range for most Chilli Lovers, Chillies in this species include:

African Devils


Cabai Rawit

Siling Labuyo

Xiaomila Pepper


These Chillies are in the comfortable range for most Chilli Lovers, and are widely used in everyday cuisine .

They are in the 30 000 to 175 000 SHU range. This makes them pungent, but pleasantly so.

African Devils have a SHU oF between 500 000 and 175 000 SHU.

Malaguetas are in the 60 000 to 100 000 SHU range, and the Siling Labuyo 80 000 to 100 000 SHU.

Tabasco chillies, which are used to make the sauce of the same name, have a relatively mild SHU of between 30 000 and 50 000 SHU.

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