Pimento (Pimiento) or Hot Cherry Pepper

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Pimento (Pimiento) or Hot Cherry Pepper

Scovilles

Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

100 – 500

Pimento is the Portugese term for chile peppers. They are many varieties. A pimiento, pimento, or cherry pepper is a variety of large, red, heart-shaped chili pepper. The flesh of the pimiento is sweet, succulent and more aromatic than that of the red bell pepper. Some varieties of the pimiento type are hot, including the Floral Gem and Santa Fe Grande varieties. It is typically used fresh, or pickled and jarred.

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