Pimenta Biquinho (Little Beak Peppers)

Pimenta Biquinho (Little Beak Peppers)


Scientific Classification

Capsicum Chinense

Heat rating in Scovilles:

500 – 1000

Also known as Chupetinho, Pimenta de Bico or Chupetinha. Hailing from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, Pimenta Biquinho peppers are round and little with a distinctive, tapered point or tail that resembles a birds beak. They can be either a brilliant scarlet-red or sunshine-yellow.

A beautiful looking plant with heaps of drop shaped pods makes a great ornamental plant. The plant grows to about 20 inches tall in a pot with pepper filled cascading branches.

TASTE: A mild heat level. Sweet and fruity with a habanero like flavor.

CULINARY USE: The most common way that piquinho peppers are eaten in Brazil is when they’ve been pickled in a vinegar solution and served as a garnish or as an appetizer with drinks.

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