Habanero Chiles (Capsicum Annuum) are the hottest chile. Behind the
heat is a fruity flavor that makes these chiles a wonderful way to
spark up a dish. The Habanero has orange, reddish tones to its skin.
It is round, oblong chile about 3/4 wide. Habanero means havana-like,
a reference to its possible origins. It's the only pepper grown in
the Yucatan that has no Mayan name. Speculation suggests the
Habanero originated in South America and made it's way into the
Caribbean and Central America via Colombia. On the heat scale the
Habanero is a 10, use rubber gloves when handling the Habanero
Pepper. Scoville heat units 150,000 to 350,000.
Habanero are very, very hot Use them sparingly, add a little to
fresh salsa, sauces, chili and anything else you want to start a 4
alarm fire with Great in Tortilla Soup and other Mexican recipes.