A World of Peppers and Intense Flavors
Many different types of peppers are part of the Capsicum family, which includes peppers as well as the hot and spicy varieties, often referred to as chili peppers or chilli peppers.
What types of peppers and chillies are there?
Peppers come in all shapes and sizes. Let's start with large peppers which come in a rainbow of colours (green, red, orange, yellow and more). Because of their size and mild-sweet flavour, they are perfect for stuffing, but they are also incredibly versatile and add flavour to any dish in which they are used.
From the peppers we move to the hotter varieties such as the Italian fry pepper called. This light greenish-yellow pepper is long, has a slight wrinkle on its thin skin and is widely used in cuisines of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Cherry peppers or Pimento (or Pimiento) are red, heart-shaped peppers that are mild, sweet and smell like a chased red bell pepper. They are usually found in jars and can add a sweet pepper flavour to a dish similar to roasted red peppers.
Buy hot peppers?
Buying peppers can of course be done at Naturaplaza in many different varieties. Among others we sell jalapeños. Jalapeños are the king of spicy peppers. Because of their popularity and availability they are very popular. They are spicy, but also very tasty.
Furthermore, you have the hotter red peppers like the Cayenne and Fresno pepper that look like red jalapeño, but they are generally a bit spicier. The Serrano pepper is a long, thin red pepper that packs a clean, sharp punch without too much heat.
Finally, there are the various types of Thai peppers that are very spicy for a small pepper. They are usually used to add some flavour to soups and stews.
Warn about the heat of spicy chilies
Be warned that the heat can still vary from pepper to pepper, so one jalapeño may taste milder compared to another. And a quick tip for those who can't handle the heat: have some dairy, like yogurt or milk, to counteract the spicy heat. If you want to limit the spiciness, remove the pepper seeds and whitish ribs before using.
Powdered pepper: a convenient alternative in the kitchen
Of all the delicious peppers out there, there are now high-quality powdered varieties that are also organic and natural. Because they come in bags, it is so easy to add some spiciness to a dish. A pinch of red pepper powder like Cayenne pepper adds a world of flavour to a meat dish or to a pasta.
The sharp and tasty pepper and chili powders from HolyFlavours
The HolyFlavours brand has ensured that the intense flavour of chili peppers is now available in powder and granulated form. The crushed chilies are ground chilies in different variations of spiciness. For example, they also have a milder chili pepper that is suitable for children.
For when you really want a little more bite, there are also crushed chilies that have a higher SCU. HolyFlavours' products are always of the highest quality and the ingredients are guaranteed to be free of all kinds of additives or artificial flavors.
Buy pepper seeds or buy pepper plants?
Are you planning to grow peppers or spicy peppers this season? That's just great because they are packed with good flavour and nutrition. There are pepper plants for sale at various stores that can be used to grow peppers.