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January 16 is International Hot and Spicy Food Day, a day where you get to celebrate and devour some of the spiciest dishes in the world. On this day, we’d like to throw some light on the Cameroonian Habanero pepper, and the difference this variety is making on the international stage.

Cameroon Habanero Pepper is a fantastic variety from Cameroon in Africa. It is very rare with a nice flavour, a different texture and great deep heat.

The plant grows well in a pot to about 70 cm in height and would grow bigger, if you plant it in the ground.

The pods are 5-6 cm long and 3 cm wide and are slightly ribbed. They start off a light green and end up a bright red colour, when they are fully mature.

The walls of the Cameroon HabaneroPepper are thin and the texture are a bit soft like a Tabasco, so very different from other habanero varieties.

It’s very easy to grow and is an amazing producer, plus one of the best looking chilli varieties when it is full of those bright red pods.

Some benefits of the Cameroonian habanero Pepper

1. Exceptional Heat; Cameroonian Habanero Pepper is acknowledged as one of the hottest peppers in the world. Its Scoville heat units (SHU) range between 350,000 and 580,000, making it significantly hotter than the original Habanero pepper. This fiery characteristic adds a punch of heat and spice to your dishes.

2. Rich Flavour Profile; In addition to its heat, Cameroonian habanero pepper exhibits a delightful fruity and slightly sweet flavor. The combination of its intense heat and distinctive taste makes it a favorite among pepper lovers who appreciate complex flavors.

3. Health benefits; Consuming Cameroonian habanero peppers can offer notable health benefits. They are an excellent source of capsaicin, a compound known for its potential anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Additionally, these peppers contain vitamins A and C, which support immune function, as well as beneficial antioxidants.

How hot is the Cameroonian habanero pepper?

In 1999, the habanero was listed by Guinness World Records as the world’s hottest chili, but it has since been displaced by other peppers.

Nowadays, the habanero sits firmly in the extra-hot zone of the scale.

However, compared to some of the current hottest peppers in the world like the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion and Carolina, the Cameroonian habanero pepper is really very tame.

Whether spicing up your favourite dishes or exploring new culinary creations, the Cameroonian habanero pepper is sure to elevate your culinary experience.

At Green Farmlands, we are working towards making the Cameroonian Habanero pepper accessible to all Cameroonians and especially neighbouring countries such as Nigeria, Gabon, and Central African Republic through our new upcoming project called ‘Green basket’.

Green basket is an online platform whereby consumers will be able to order fresh fruits and vegetables directly from organic farms from the comfort of their desk or mobile devices, and have them delivered to their preferred location.

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Helson George
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