Each Mekanzou is less than two inches in length. Mekanzou offer a slightly sweet taste and tender texture when young. Older sprouts will be more fibrous and have a slightly bitter aftertaste
Miyamairakusa are tender and crisp wild edible plants whose leaves, stems and roots are all edible. Leaves are heart-shaped, toothed and hairy; stems are crisp and fibrous. The leaves and stems are covered in tiny stinging and non-stinging hairs
Green Cayenne Chile Peppers
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Green Cayenne peppers are available in spring and summer uaually at your local farmers' market.
The cayenne chili pepper is botanically known as Capsicum annuum and is a member of the Solanaceae family. It is a relative to the bell, habanero and jalapeno peppers. Green Cayenne chilies are an immature cayenne pepper. When left on the plant, or if stored in a dry, dark place, the pepper will continue to ripen and turn red. Cayenne chilies are edible at all stages of maturity and will progressively get spicier throughout the process. Other names for this pepper include Lal Mirch, Sigappu Milagai, Sukhila Lanka, Guinea spice, cow-horn pepper, aleva or bird pepper.
Green Cayenne chilies are medium in size, slender and can be somewhat twisted. Fresh Green Cayenne chilies can have a slightly wrinkled skin. Classified, as a hot pepper, Green Cayenne chilies are not as hot as in their more mature red form, yet still offer a pungent heat with a fresh grassy, chili flavor. On the Scoville heat scale cayenne chilies range in heat from a 7-8, and fall between jalapeno peppers and habanero peppers. When selecting a Green Cayenne chili look for skin that has a waxy appearance and is firm to the touch, giving slightly when pressed.
Green Cayenne chilies are a rich source of A, C, and B vitamins, as well as having high levels of capsaicin. Capsaicin is well known for it’s therapeutic effects as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
Fresh Green Cayenne chilies are great addition diced into salads, salsas, soups, dips, relishes and pureed into a simple hot sauce. Green Cayenne chilies can be pickled or cooked to add heat to sauces, soups and stews. Green Cayenne chilies can be incorporated into both savory and sweet dishes. Well known and utilized in Southwestern, Indian, Cajun, and Latin cuisines. Complementary pairings include pineapple, peaches, honey, red onion, lime, lemon, mint, fresh seafood, tomato, garlic, curry spices and cilantro.Fresh Green Cayenne chili peppers can be stored in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
Cayenne chili peppers have been used in natural medicinal treatments throughout centuries. Cayenne peppers have been touted for their healing characteristics in Ayurveda, Caribbean, European, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Modern (Western), Native American, and South American Medicine.
Cayenne peppers are believed to have originated in French Guiana off the northeastern coast of South America and named after the Cayenne river or the city of Cayenne. First used as decoration, the cayenne chili’s uses expanded into medicinal and culinary areas. European explorers are credited for bringing the chili back to Europe as a substitute for black pepper. Future exploration eventually spread the plant to all continents. Cayenne chilies are now commercially grown in many countries across multiple continents with China, Turkey, Nigeria, Spain and Mexico leading commercial cultivation.
Recipes that include Green Cayenne Chile Peppers. One is easiest, three is harder.
|eCurry||Curried Chicken in Cilantro Chili Pepper Sauce|
|What Tastes Good||Peach-Pineapple Salsa|
|The Naturopathic Gourmet||Green Cayenne Hot Sauce|
|Tigress In a Pickle||Honeyed Green Cayenne Chiles|
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Santa Monica Farmers Market
Ruth JaimeNear Santa Monica, California, United States
About 20 days ago, 7/09/14
Spotter's comments : Green Cayenne Chile Peppers spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market.