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Scientific Name: Capsicum chinense

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Capsicum chinense


  • Perennial
  • Yellow Scorpion chilli peppers are native to Trinidad, a small island nation off the coast of Venezuela in South America.
  • The Trinidad Scorpion Yellow sometimes gets a little sting like a scorpion, hence the name.
  • It is a rare and extremely hot pepper.
  • Pods are slightly wrinkled in appearance and mature to a brilliant yellow.

Culinary Uses

  • When it comes to super-hot chilies- a little goes a very long way.
  • A small sliver can provide enough spiciness for an entire pot of soup or stew.
  • Scorpion Peppers can be used in fresh salsa, chili sauces, and soups.
  • It can be baked into cornbread or mixed into ground beef to make burgers.
  • One can also blend dried Scorpion peppers with oil and strain to use as an extra hot chilli oil.

Parts Used

  • The Fruit.
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