Piri Piri


Proper Name: Piri Piri

Pronunciation: ???

Other Names: Peri Peri, Pili Pili*, African Bird’s Eye*, Bird Pepper*

Type: Capsicum Frutescens

Rarity: Common

Seed Availablity: Unavailable

Scoville Heat Units: 50K – 175K SHU

Sauce Strength Rating**: 3.5/11

Colour: Red

Ripe Flavour: Savoury red chilli, with a slight fruitiness and some woodier qualities that become apparent when dried.

Green Flavour: A sharp, light, green chilli with jackfruit elements.

Products: Brighton Hot Stuff‘s Bird’s Eye, Chilli BobsPink Peppercorn & Chilli Pickled Onions?, Somerset Chilli Garden’s Almond Caramel Chilli Chocolate Cups?, The Heat Lab’s Sweet Chilli? & Roast Garlic?

Recipes: Vegetarian Onion Bhaji “Scotch Eggs”

Related Peppers: ???

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* This name refers to more than one pepper. Click it for more info.

**This value represents the heat rating that I would expect to give to a sauce using this pepper as its main ingredient. Other ingredients or particularly high purity may result in a slightly stronger sauce, while lower concentrations will yeild a weaker one and other products may vary.