what is a tepin pepper
- This fiery, dried pepper is the wild form of the pequín pepper. It’s also known as chiltepín. These tiny round peppers have a thin skin with a dry, dusty flavor. Heat is 8 out of 10 on the Scoville heat scale.
Quick Usage Ideas
- Grind or crush into salsas, soups, or stews. Always handle peppers with caution and wear gloves– never touch your eyes, nose or mouth directly after handling peppers.
- Hot peppers are packed with capsaicin, which is being studied for its pain-relieving properties.
Selection & Storage
- Choose semi-flexible pods and store in a cool, dry place. Use within 2 months of purchase for best flavor.