Frieda's Specialty Produce - Manzano Peppers


What is a Manzano pepper?

  • Manzano peppers are relatives of the hot and spicy South American rocoto pepper and are used most often in their fresh form because the pods are so thick and have a meaty interior. They are unusual in that the internal seeds are black. It turns to a yellow-orange color when reaching maturity and they are a 5 out of 10 on the heat scale.

How to Eat

  • Perfect for making hot salsas.

Health Benefits

  • Excellent source of vitamin A.

How to Choose

  • Choose peppers with smooth, deeply colored, firm, unblemished skins.

How to Store

  • Store refrigerated, in a sealed bag, for up to 2 weeks, or in freezer bags and freeze for up to a year.