Aji Cachucha

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June 4, 2016
April 13, 2016

Aji Cachucha


Aji Cachucha is a small, mild pepper used in many traditional Caribbean dishes. The pods ripen from a light pale green to a yellow/orange. The pepper may be confused with the similar looking Scotch Bonnet and habanero pepper but is not as hot. The ripe fruits are orange, from 4 to 6 cm in length and 2-3 cm in diameter; They weigh between 6 and 12 grams and come to produce between 30-52 seeds / fruit.

Names: aji cacucha, ajicito, aji dulce, aji gustoso.

Source: South America, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico.

Handling: Ají Cachucha is used to season dishes in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Cuba. One of the most common uses is as an important ingredient for sofrito, a sauce used in several Latin American cuisines. Optimum storage temperature for storage of peppers is 45 – 50 F°.

Varieties: Red, Green, Yellow


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 46 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 102g 34%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 19g 38%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.