The Amazon chilli from Colombia is very a strong chilli, amongst the hottest, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 SHU. It’s fruity with a subtle acidity similar to Tabasco chillis. These two chillis are part of the same “Capsicum Frutescens” species. The Amazon chilli has a distinctive pale yellow colour as it is harvested just before being fully ripe.
Use this Amazon chilli to enliven sauces and soups, or for spicing up stews, meat dishes and dips. Note that this chilli releases its punch during the cooking, so the longer you cook it the spicier your dish will be.
Colombia benefits from the very fertile Amazon basin; it is one of the richest natural reserves in the world and the home region of hot chilli peppers. This is how this strong chilli got its name from the legendary river of the region: the Amazon.