- Unique hot pepper grown in the Andes
- Complex flavor, with ripe tropical fruit undertones
- Use in any recipe calling for a spicy pepper
- Size - 2 x 20 oz/560 g
Rocoto peppers are bright and colorful with black seeds, but they are best known for their bold, spicy flavor. This exotic hot pepper is native to the region surrounding the Andes Mountains and can be used in any recipe calling for spicy peppers.
These peppers have a firm texture and complex flavor. While spicy, there is an undertone of the tropical fruit flavor of mangos and papayas.
Legend tells us that rocotos (also known as locotos) were cultivated and used 5,000 years ago by the Incas, Aymaras and Quechuas. Still grown in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, they are loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin C.
Thick-walled and shaped like a small apple, rocoto peppers are sometimes called manzano peppers in American markets. Bright red in color, they can be eaten on their own (if you have a high tolerance for spicy foods) or used whole or puréed in a variety of sauces and dishes that require hot peppers.
Refrigerate after opening.
Red hot pepper, water, salt and citric acid.
Serving size 1 unit (23g). Servings per container about 24. Calories 9. Fat calories 0. Total Fat 0g (0%), Trans Fat 0g (0%), Cholesterol 0mg (0%), Sodium 35 mg (2%), Total Carbohydrate 1g (1%), Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.