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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.
 
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.
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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.
 
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.
 
[[Image:GreenChilies.jpg|right|Green chili peppers]]
 
[[Image:GreenChilies.jpg|right|Green chili peppers]]
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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:
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=== Mild ===
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* [[poblano pepper|poblano]]
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* [[ancho]] (smoked poblano)
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=== Medium to hot ===
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* [[jalapeno]]
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* [[chipotle]] (smoked jalapeno)
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* [[serrano pepper|serrano]]
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=== Very Hot ===
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* [[scotch bonnet]]
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* [[habanero]]
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* [[Thai chile|Thai]]
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== [[:Category:Chile pepper Recipes|Chile pepper Recipes]] ==
 
== [[:Category:Chile pepper Recipes|Chile pepper Recipes]] ==

Revision as of 15:28, February 7, 2011

Chiles

Name Variations

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

About Chile

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.

GreenChilies

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

Medium to hot

Very Hot


Chile pepper Recipes

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