Scotch Bonnet Pepper
Scotch Bonnet peppers are among some of the hottest peppers in the world and should be used with caution. Don't touch your eyes while handling these peppers -- you will be left in tears! It is believed that the name of the pepper is derived from its resemblance to a Scotsman's bonnet.
This type of pepper is mostly found in the Caribbean and is used to make hot jerk seasonings and pepper sauces.
Spherical, slightly squashed or wrinkled
Fresh ripe scotch bonnets change from green to colours ranging from pumpkin orange to scarlet red.
Preparation and Use
Ripe peppers are prepared for cooking by cutting out the seeds inside the fruit which can be saved for cultivation or other culinary uses.
Conserving and Storing
they are quite perishable and will last only a few days. Wrap in plastic and store in the refrigerator. Store at 45°F.
Fresh hot peppers will last between 14-21 days. They should not be in well-ventilated areas. Peppers contain capsaicin, which can irritate the skin and eyes. Keep away from ethylene-producing fruits.