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Scotch Bonnet Peppers

Scotch bonnet peppers are named after a tam o’ shanter hat. Do you see the resemblance? Also known as bonney peppers or Caribbean red peppers, they have a sweet flavor and stout shape, often giving a smoky pepper flavor with floral and tropical fruit aromatics. But don’t get confused, scotch bonnet peppers are one of the hottest peppers in the world, even hotter than habaneros.

J&C Tropicals carries mixed (green and yellow) scotch bonnet pepper varieties.

  1. Use with caution! Don’t run the risk of adding too much heat to your dish. Use gloves when preparing.
  2. For a sweeter flavor, wait for when scotch bonnet peppers to fully mature into a shade of yellow, orange, and red.
  3. Add whole pods to stews, curries, rice dishes, and stewed preparations such as oxtail soup or fricasseed chicken.

Store in a paper bag for up to 1 week in the fridge. To prep for the freezer, chop or slice then place into airtight containers or feezer bags for 10–12 months.

June – November

  1. If you can handle the heat, these peppers are an excellent source of Vitamin C
  2. Contains carotenoids