Habanero Hot Pepper
Habanero pepper is a small and extremely spicy chili pepper that is native to the Caribbean. It has a fruity, tropical flavor and is one of the hottest peppers in the world. Habanero peppers are a good source of vitamin C and other beneficial plant compounds. They are often used to add heat and flavor to dishes such as salsas, hot sauces, and marinades. When selecting habanero peppers, look for ones that are firm, smooth, and free from blemishes or soft spots. Store habanero peppers in the refrigerator for up to a week. To prepare habanero peppers, remove the stem and seeds, and then chop or slice the pepper as desired. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling hot peppers to avoid getting the capsaicin, the chemical compound that makes peppers spicy, on your skin or in your eyes.