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African Bird Pepper (150M HU) Powder

African Bird Pepper (150M HU) Powder

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per 1/4 Pound
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$4.00 
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$10.00 

Also known as peri peri or pili pili, this cousin to cayenne is widely used in Portugal, Africa and Namibia as seasoning for stewed and roasted foods, often combined with tarragon, basil, garlic and lemon peel.

kosher certificate information
Capsicum annuum

African Bird Pepper (150M HU) Powder

African bird pepper (150M HU), powder

a.
quick look

variety information to have
cups to lb5
originafrica
active compoundscapsaicin, carotenoids, flavonoids, volatile oil, steroidal saponins
plant part useddried fruit
processingpowder
why buy powdered african bird pepper, 150M HU?Adds color and “heat” to foods.

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a sealed container away from direct light, heat and moisture.
appearance & aromaOrange-reddish in color, no detectable scent until heated during cooking.
how hot is this pepper?150M HU
In the Scoville Heat Unit Scale M means thousands, and the HU is short for Heat Units, which measure the amount of capsaicin the pepper contains.

c.
uses

try something new
culinaryCombine with garlic and other herbs for marinades and condiments.
wellnessMay be encapsulated as a dietary supplement.
industrialUsed in over-the-counter analgesic and anti-inflammatory creams. Also used to produce oleoresin capsicum, or pepper spray.
safetyDo not allow powder to come in contact with eyes, nose or lips. Wash hands after handling.
african bird pepper

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d.
flavor profile

powdered african bird pepper, 150M HU

At 150 HU (heat units), this pepper is hot.


culinary companions

Blends with garlic, citrus juice and peel, rosemary, oregano, shrimp, fish, chicken, beans and rice.

e.
recipes

powdered african bird pepper, 150M HU recipes to try

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african bird pepper

f.
what else you should know

powdered african bird pepper, 150M HU

African bird pepper still thrives in the wild in Africa, but is commercially cultivated in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Malawi, as well as in India, Mexico and China. A single plant may continue to produce for up to three years, yielding nearly a pound of fresh fruit during each growing season. The fruit pods are harvested by hand in summer when they reach a bright red color, and are then dried in the shade and finally ground into spice.

Like other varieties of chili pepper, frican bird pepper contains a high degree of capsaicin, a compound that stimulates nerve endings on contact. When capsaicin undergoes solvent extraction with ethanol, the end result is a wax substance called oleoresin capsicum. The suspension of the latter in water via propylene glycol produces the pepper spray used in self-defense and by law enforcement.


Background: Cayenne originated in the tropics of the Americas and was introduced to the West in the 16th century, but it is now grown throughout tropical regions in India and Africa as well. It has been used for centuries and enjoyed by millions as a flavorful spice. People living in hot climates reportedly consume Cayenne because it helps lower the body temperature because the capsaicin stimulates the cooling center of the hypothalamus.

Harvested during the peak summer months, it is then dried in the shade or used as a fresh fruit. Cayenne has various levels of potency - ranging from the mild Paprika to hotter versions of the fruit. Its primary constituents are: Capsaicin, Carotenoids, Flavonoids, Volatile Oil, and Steroidal saponins in the seeds.

Description: African Bird Pepper can grow up to 3 feet tall, alone or in pairs or trios. The white and yellow flowers bloom between April and September, and the plant's leaves are ovate. It has a woody stem and branches that hold the leaves and multiple fruit pods that come in shades of red or yellow.


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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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you should always consult with your doctor
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