Name Variations Edit

  • chili peppers
  • fresh chile peppers
  • hot peppers
  • chilli peppers
  • piquanté peppers
  • piquante peppers

About Chile Edit

Wikipedia Article About Chile on Wikipedia

The chile pepper, chili pepper, or chilli pepper, or simply chile, is a spicy fruit which comes from the plant Capsicum from the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The name comes from Nahuatl via the Spanish word chile.

Chile peppers and their various cultivars originate in the Americas; they are now grown around the world because they are widely used as spices or vegetables in cuisine, and even as medicine.


Practically speaking, you will find only a handful of pepper types in a typical grocery store. The most common in the U.S. markets (from mild to hot) are:

Mild Edit

Medium to hot Edit

Very Hot Edit

Varying heat Edit

Chile pepper Recipes Edit

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