Piri-Piri Chile Peppers

These bright red chilis are nicknamed African Red Devil for their fiery heat, hitting 175,000 Scoville units. They have a bright tangy flavor, especially popular in areas influenced by Portuguese colonialism.


Commonly known as the African Bird’s Eye chile (not to be confused with the Asian Bird’s Eye chile), this pepper is indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa. Piri-piri simply means "pepper-pepper" in Swahili, but was adapted as the name for this specific pepper by the Portuguese, who cultivated them in India. Often found in African recipes, notably piri-piri sauce, it is also used in Macanese cooking. These peppers come to us from our friend Farmer Pete of Seedling Farms in South Haven, MI.

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