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Pili-Pili" bird pepper

Malawi Ideal for Mixed Cuisine

Very powerful, the hot pepper pili-pili or bird's tongue is a spice that has character. Spicy and fragrant, it will be the star of your chilli oils. A chili that gives a superb aroma to your recipe.

I love it in a beautiful homemade oil that enhances my fish, poultry and pizza.

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Kitchen association

Fish, Meat, Sauces, Olive oil, Marinades

Kitchen association : Fish, Meat, Sauces, Olive oil, Marinades


Freshness packet - DUO 12/2025

Conditioning : Freshness packet - DUO 12/2025

Origin - Plantations


Origin - Plantations : Malawi
« 8/10 on the Scoville scale, this hot pepper, although very spicy, is also very fragrant! »
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What is the hot pepper pili-pili?

The pili-pili is a variety of red pepper. Beware of its small size, it is a powerful pepper that will surprise many. If you can't stand spicy flavors, you'd better not try it. Also called piri-piri, bird's tongue or ndongo, the hot pepper pili-pili is cultivated in different countries, including Madagascar, a country known mainly for its excellent vanilla. It is the Portuguese, Dutch and Spanish conquerors who have crossed the planet making the whole world discover the chilli pepper. However, the cultivation of the pili-pili pepper has remained the prerogative of Africa.

What is the flavor of hot chili pepper?

The pili-pili pepper lives up to its name. It has a strength of 8/10 on the Scoville scale, a scale used to determine the strength of peppers. It is therefore a hot pepper. For comparison, the Espelette pepper is at 4 on this scale while the Cayenne pepper is at 8. Beyond its strength, this hot spice has notes of bell pepper and dried tomato.

Harvesting the pili-pili pepper in the plantations

The pili-pili plant belongs to the Capsicum frutescens species. It is small in size, reaching about 80 cm. It produces small fruits which are picked as soon as their color becomes bright red. If it can be consumed fresh, the hot pepper that I propose you is dried in the sun.

How to use the hot pepper pili-pili in cooking?

You have to be a real hot pepper lover to eat pili-pili. Sensitive souls should not eat it. When you think of this pepper, you immediately imagine a beautiful chili oil to decorate pizzas. Just put some pili-pili in olive oil and let the flavors of this pepper diffuse. You can add some herbs to flavour your preparation (basil, thyme, bay leaf), but also a little garlic. As an appetizer, you can make a sauce with pili-pili pepper with shallots, honey to sweeten a little, soy sauce and olive oil. This sauce will accompany the tortilla chips. In a ratatouille, if you like spicy dishes, the hot pepper pili-pili will find its place. Be careful with the dosage, put only a little and taste it first.

The virtues for the health of hot pepper pili-pili

The chilli pepper is a real health asset. If some cannot eat it because of its power, especially that of the hot pepper pili-pili, it is necessary to note that the pepper is extremely healthy. It contains capsaicin, a chemical compound responsible for its strength. This one makes it possible to transform bad fats into good fats, it is thus a perfect ally thinness. Eating pili-pili allows to absorb vitamins. It is indeed rich in vitamin E, vitamin C and vitamin B6. Thus, it contributes to the health of bones, plays a preventive role in the development of cardiovascular diseases and strengthens the immune system. The pepper is also rich in trace elements.

The conservation of hot pepper pili-pili

My hot chili pepper is delivered in a resealable bag. Keep it away from light and humidity to preserve its taste and its virtues.

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Nancy B. published the 23/11/2022 following an order made on 04/11/2022


Pas encore utilisé mais très beaux piments

William B. published the 03/10/2022 following an order made on 10/09/2022


ça va piquer!

Romain D. published the 25/08/2022 following an order made on 03/08/2022


top !

Françoise F. published the 15/08/2022 following an order made on 19/07/2022


Pas encore goûté mais de visu c’est parfait !

Stéphanie T. published the 15/08/2022 following an order made on 19/07/2022


Waouw. Un piment dans ma sauce tomate. On sent vraiment le piquant. Super qualité.

SERGE L. published the 31/07/2022 following an order made on 16/07/2022


Très bien

Pellegrini B. published the 28/07/2022 following an order made on 04/07/2022


Ça pique

Nelly P. published the 23/07/2022 following an order made on 09/07/2022


Au top

Adeviye A. published the 11/07/2022 following an order made on 24/06/2022


Bien fort en tout cas. Super

Catherine K. published the 14/03/2022 following an order made on 02/03/2022


excellent, je recommande