Siling labuyo

Siling labuyo


Scientific Classification

Capsicum frutescens

Heat rating in Scovilles:

80000 – 100000

Widely used in Philippine cuisine, Siling labuyo is a small chile native to the Philippines. The name is Tagalog, an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a quarter of the population of the Philippines, and literally translates to “wild chile.”

Other local names for it include chileng bundok, siling palay, pasitis, pasite (Tagalog), katumbal, kutitot, siling kolikot (Bisaya), silit-diablo (Ilocano), lada, rimorimo (Bicolano), and paktin (Ifugao).

Related cultivars to ‘Siling Labuyo’ include ‘Tabasco’, ‘Malagueta’, and ‘African Birdseye’.

The fruit of siling labuyo is popularly used to flavor vinegar to be used as a spicy condiment, while its leaves are usually consumed as a vegetable, such as in the dish Tinola.

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