Banana Pepper (Ooty Chile)

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Banana Pepper (Ooty Chile)

Scovilles

Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

0 – 500

Banana peppers, also known as the yellow wax pepper, is a milder version of its genetic brother the Hungarian Hot Wax. In Indian cuisine, also known as an Ooty chillies, used to make Milagai Bajji (chili fritters).

The Banana pepper is a medium-sized pepper that has a mild, sweet taste. While typically bright yellow, it is possible for them to change to red or orange as they ripen. It is often pickled, stuffed or used as a raw ingredient in foods. Its flavor is not very hot, but its hotness depends on the maturity of the pepper.

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