Red Finger Hot Chile Pepper
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Small, thin and very hot, red finger hot chile peppers offer their fiery zest to those who love and crave eye-watering hot food. Scoville units: 6-8 (5,000-50,000)
Red finger hot chile peppers are usually available May to September.
Conforming to today's nutritional awareness, chiles are cholesterol-free, saturated fat-free, low calorie, and high fiber. Capsicums contain more vitamin A than any other food plant. Chiles provide an excellent source of vitamin C and the B vitamins, and significant amounts of iron, thiamine, niacin, magnesium, and riboflavin. Capsicums increase the metabolic rate and are excellent for the weight-conscious. The thermic effect of chiles requires six grams of chile to burn off an average of 45 calories in three hours.
Fry or saute finger hot peppers. Use raw on relish platters, in salads and sandwiches. Stuff them. Pickle them. Include in hot enchilada sauce. Perk up salsas, sauces, relishes, appetizers, hors d'oeuvres and dips. Make a spunky chutney to accompany meat entrees.
The finger hot pepper, also know as Jwala, is the most popular hot chile grown and used for spicy dishes in India.
Recipes that include Red Finger Hot Chile Pepper. One is easiest, three is harder.
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