Cubanelle Chile Pepper

Cubanelle Chile Pepper


Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

100 – 1000

The Cubanelle, also known as “Cuban pepper” and “Italian frying pepper”, is a variety of sweet pepper of the species Capsicum annuum. It is used extensively in the cuisine of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Italy.

When unripe, it is light yellowish-green in color, but will turn bright red if allowed to ripen. Compared to bell peppers it has thinner flesh, is longer, and has a slightly more wrinkled appearance.

Most of the Cubanelle pepper imports come from the Dominican Republic (where it is called ají cubanela), which is the main exporter of this pepper.

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