Frieda's Specialty Produce - Trinidad Scorpion Peppers

Overview

What is a Trinidad Scorpion pepper?

  • The Trinidad Scorpion Chile (Butch T variety), originating in Trinidad and Tobago, is one of the world’s hottest peppers cultivated. This pepper can reach about 1.5 million Scoville Heat Units, just a smidge less spicy than world’s hottest Carolina Reaper at nearly 1.6 million. For comparison, Habanero Pepper goes to 350,000 SHU and Ghost Pepper is about 1 million SHU!  The orange-red, golf ball-sized pepper has bumpy skin and a pointed end that looks like a scorpion’s stinger. Despite the heat, it also has a sweet and fruity flavor.

How to Eat

  • Very intense heat! Use sparingly in sauces, salsas and marinades.  CAUTION: Wear gloves when handling Trinidad Scorpion Peppers. Never touch your eyes, nose or mouth directly after handling hot peppers.

Health Benefits

  • Hot peppers are packed with capsaicin, which is being studied for its pain-relieving properties.

How to Choose

  • Choose chiles with firm skins.

How to Store

  • Store refrigerated up to 2 weeks.

When are they in season?

  • June through November

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Holland

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