Amazon

(Capsicum frutescens)

Amazon chili (Capsicum frutescens) is the cousin of Tabasco chili (Capsicum frutescens) which is known as probably the most famous chili variety in the world for almost 150 years. The variety originates from the state of Tabasco in Mexico, and became world famous in 1868 when the company McIlhenny in Louisiana used it to make their well-known Tabasco Red Pepper Sauce . Tabasco chilies were preferred for the sauce because the chilies are very flavourful and also because, in spite of their thin fruit flesh, they contain a lot of juice. To make Tabasco sauce the chilies are crushed, salted and then fermented for up to three years in oak barrels. The fiery juice is then thinned with vinegar, which gives the sauce its typical flavour. To date, Tabasco is grown in Louisiana and in Central and South America on a large scale.


SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS:

60.000 - 80.000

Amazon our cousin is cultivated in Columbia, Amazon region and have the same features and processing methods in terms of salt brine, fermentation and dehydration. The red matured Amazon remain red during this process while the green Amazon turn into  yellow colour which gives an extraordinary eye catching attraction in manifold food applications. The process results
into an extra low total plate count of < 50.000 cfu/g for both varieties. PRODERNA ® is the sole distributor for AMAZON chili in Europe.

Products

AMAZON CHILLI RED

60.000 - 80.000 scoville
Art.-Nr. 4002

  • Whole
    Art.-Nr. 4002-1
  • Crushed 3-5mm
    Art.-Nr. 4002-2
  • Powder
    Art.-Nr. 4002-3

AMAZON CHILLI YELLOW

60.000 - 80.000 scoville
Art.-Nr. 4003

  • Whole
    Art.-Nr. 4003-1
  • Crushed 3-5mm
    Art.-Nr. 4003-2
  • Powder
    Art.-Nr. 4003-3