The Habanero is a hot variety of chili pepper. Unripe Habaneros are green, and they color as they mature. The most common color variants are orange and red, but the fruit may also be white, brown, yellow, green, or purple. The Habanero’s heat, flavor, and floral aroma make it a popular ingredient in hot sauces and other spicy foods.
Nutrition & Health Benefits
- Habaneros are jam-packed with Vitamin C. They have more Vitamin C than oranges! Just one pepper has over 100% of your recommended daily Vitamin C intake with only 18 calories and zero grams of fat.
- Habaneros also have a high concentration of Potassium for their size. The only problem is eating enough of them.
- Even though you won’t get your total recommended Potassium intake with just a few peppers, it still makes a healthy addition to any meal.
- Habaneros contain a high concentration of capsaicin: the chemical compound that makes peppers spicy. This miracle chemical is a phytonutrient that shows great promise to prevent and treat many diseases. Capsaicin is a natural anti-inflammatory.
Habaneros are stable in almost every spicy lover’s diet including mine. The heat and flavor pairs well with almost every dish.