- Unique hot pepper grown in the Andes
- Complex flavor, with ripe tropical fruit undertones
- Use in any recipe calling for a spicy pepper
- Halves in brine
- Size - 2 x 20 oz/560 g
Native to the Andes Mountain region, rocoto peppers are bright red with black seeds and a spicy, bold flavor. Often called manzano peppers in North America, this hot pepper can be used in virtually any recipe calling for a spicy pepper.
Thick walled and firm textured, rocotos are shaped liked small red apples. They have a complex flavor - despite their spiciness, there is an undertone of tropical fruits. If you love spicy foods, rocotos can be eaten on their own. Use them whole, chopped or puréed in any sauces or dishes that require hot peppers.
Legend tells us that rocotos (also known as locotos) were cultivated and used more than 5,000 years ago by the Incas, Aymaras and Quechuas. Still grown in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, they are loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants.
Refrigerate after opening.
Red hot pepper, water, salt and citric acid.
Serving size 1 unit (23g). Servings per container about 10. Calories 9. Fat calories 0. Total Fat 0g (0%), Saturated Fat 0g (0%), Cholesterol 0mg (0%), Sodium 35 mg (2%), Total Carbohydrate 1g (1%), Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 20%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.