Very powerful, the hot chilli pepper pili-pili powder or bird's tongue is a spice with character. Spicy and fragrant, it will be the star of your chilli oils. Use in moderation.
"8/10 on the Scoville scale, this hot pepper is perfectly named after him."
Packaging: 20g fresh sachet.
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Pili-pili is a variety of red chilli pepper. Beware of its small size, it is a powerful chilli pepper that will surprise more than one. If you can't stand the spicy flavours, it's best to pass your way. Also called piri-piri, bird's tongue or ndongo, the pili-pili hot pepper is cultivated in different countries, especially in Madagascar, a country known mainly for its excellent vanilla. It was the Portuguese, Dutch and Spanish conquerors who crossed the planet, introducing the whole world to chilli pepper. However, the cultivation of pili-pili pepper has remained the prerogative of Africa.
The hot chilli pepper pili-pili is perfectly named after it. It has a strength of 8/10 on the Scoville scale, a scale that determines the power of chillies. It is therefore a hot pepper. For comparison, the Espelette chilli pepper is at 4 on this scale while the Cayenne chilli pepper is at 8. Beyond its strength, this spicy spice has notes of pepper and dried tomato.
The pili-pili plant belongs to the Capsicum frutescens species. Small in size, it reaches about 80 cm. It produces small fruits that are picked when they turn a bright red colour. If it can be eaten fresh, the chilli pepper that I offer you is dried in the sun.
You have to be a real hot pepper lover to eat pili-pili chilli. Sensitive souls should abstain. When you think of this chilli pepper, you can immediately imagine a magnificent chilli oil to decorate pizzas. Just put pili-pili in olive oil and let the flavours of this chilli pepper spread. You can add some herbs to flavour your preparation (basil, thyme, bay leaf), but also a little garlic. As an aperitif, you can make a sauce with hot chilli pepper pili-pili with shallots, honey to sweeten a little, soy sauce and olive oil. This sauce will accompany tortilla chips. In a ratatouille, if you like spicy dishes, pili-pili hot pepper will find its place. Be careful with the dosage, put very little and taste it first.
Chili pepper is a real health asset. If some people can't eat it because of its power, especially that of the hot chilli pepper pili-pili, it is clear that chilli pepper is extremely healthy. It contains capsaicin, a chemical compound responsible for its strength. This one allows to transform bad fats into good fats, it is thus a perfect ally slimming. Eating pili-pili allows you to absorb vitamins. It is indeed rich in vitamin E, vitamin C and vitamin B6. Thus, it contributes to bone health, plays a preventive role in the development of cardiovascular disease and strengthens the immune system. Chilli is also rich in trace elements.
My pili-pili chilli pepper is delivered in a resealable hermetic bag. Keep it away from light and humidity to preserve its taste and virtues.