Bell peppers (sometimes known as sweet peppers) come in at least nine different colour combinations. The red, green, orange and yellow types are the most well-known. But you might also see purple, brown and even white peppers. You can use them in all kinds of dishes: from appetisers to soup and pasta. Yellow, red, white and orange peppers taste deliciously sweet after all.
The habanero is one of the hottest chilli peppers. It is 30 to 50 times spicier than the jalapeño. But you can reduce the heat by preparing the pepper correctly. The habanero is delicious in various curries and stews. And even combined with tropical fruit. The peppers can be green, yellow and orange.
The heat of the jalapeño pepper is considered mild. This makes this pepper from Mexico perfect for adding some extra heat to your recipes. It goes well with meat and mince as well as in salsas and salads. You can chop the pepper into small pieces. Or even hollow it out completely, fill with cheese, cover in dough and fry. This is how you make the famous jalapeño poppers.
Mini peppers contain capsicum as well as minerals and lots of vitamins. Capsicum is used in medicines for colds and is also good for diabetes. It is beneficial for the heart and is even said to slow down cancer. Do you have chilly feet in the winter? Put a mini pepper in your sock and you'll soon have warmer feet, ideal for going skating or some winter outdoors fun. Mini peppers are often dried to give dishes a spicy kick.
The hottest pepper in the world. The Naga Jolokia pepper achieved this title in the 2007 Guinness World Records book. It is sometimes also known as the King Chilli. This pepper is excellent in fiery sauces, spicy chicken legs or delicious Indian dishes. Have we already mentioned that a taste of this pepper is like a bite from a king cobra?
Yellow, red or green, the whole colour palette is a real powerhouse. The seeds are the hottest, so it is best to remove them for a milder taste. Aside from its spicy taste, the pepper also contains a considerable amount of vitamins A and C, which act as powerful antioxidants for the immune system.
Pimiento peppers are not often found at the supermarket unless inside stuffed olives. They are recognised by their red, heart-shaped skin. They have a very mild, sweet taste compared to other peppers. Delicious pimiento cheese is a well-known by-product of this pepper.
These peppers are real powerhouses. The seeds are the hottest, so it is best to remove them for a milder taste. Aside from its spicy taste, the pepper also contains a considerable amount of vitamins A and C, which act as powerful antioxidants for the immune system.
The scotch bonnet is one of the most popular peppers by far on the Caribbean islands. It is just as hot as the local climate. But anyone who can bear a bit of heat will certainly enjoy the sweet underlying taste. The pepper is used in recipes such as the famous local pepper sauces which are delicious with poultry, meat and fish.