Whats the difference Between Chiltepin and Pequin Pepper?

Chiltepin vs Pequin

Pequin peppers are small and hot, with a Scoville rating of 30,000 to 50,000 units. They are native to Mexico and are commonly used in salsas, hot sauces, and other Mexican dishes.

Chiltepin peppers are also small and hot, but they are typically more oval in shape, and they have a Scoville rating of 100,000 to 200,000 units. They are native to the southwestern United States and Mexico and are used in a variety of dishes, including stews, soups, and sauces.

pequin vs chiltepin

Pequin pepper is about 1-2 cm long and less than 1 cm in diameter. It is usually red or orange in color and has a thin, wrinkled skin.

Chiltepin pepper is about 1/2 inch in diameter. It is usually a bright red color when mature, but can sometimes be yellow or green. The skin of the chiltepin pepper is thin and smooth, with a slightly wrinkled texture. The flesh of the pepper is firm and spicy, with a distinctive, pungent flavor. Overall, the chiltepin pepper has a compact, ball-like shape and a bright, eye-catching appearance.

Chiltepin pepper and the pequin pepper are both known for their heat, but in terms of intensity, the chiltepín pepper is usually hotter than the piquín pepper. The chiltepin has a medium-high heat score on the Scoville scale, which measures the intensity of heat in chiles, while the piquín chile has a medium-low to medium heat score.

In conclusion, both pequin and chiltepin peppers are small and hot, but they differ in their exact shape, heat level, and place of origin.


Where to buy chiltepin pepper?

You can find chiltepin pepper in our online shop, La Privera also provides international shipping, but we kindly ask to contact us before placing an order. [email protected]


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