Fiery red in colour and taste, this 50cm string of large Calabrian 'peperoncini' have dried on the vine in the Mediterranean sunshine to give a more potent heat and fruitier taste. Calabria is one of Europe's main producers and consumers of peperoncino which is considered 'medium hot' on the Scoville Scale which measures the heat of chillies worldwide.
Chilli peppers revive and give vitality to the simplest dishes and contain many substances that interact in a positive way with our body including Capsaicin, which stimulates the adrenal cortex and increases the production of corticosteroids and anti-depressants. It also stimulates cardiac functions, circulation and respiration. The chilli contains a high percentage of vitamins while the seeds contain lecithin which lowers blood cholesterol and keeps the arteries elastic.
Add them to sauces, cooked vegetables or infuse them in olive oil. Use them whole, chopped, crushed, ground or rehydrated to add vibrant colour and wicked heat to all of your dishes! Perfect in a late night "Aglio, Olio, Peperoncino" dish of spaghetti (garlic, oil and chilli).
100% Dried Calabrian Piri Piri chilli peppers.
Our Producer - Lombardo
A Calabrian company with 18 years of experience, Lombardo grow their super-fiery chillies under the scorching Gioia Tauro sunshine in the province of Reggio Calabria. All of their chilli peppers are hand-picked and preserved withing 3 hours to maintain the freshness and taste of the product. No additives or preservatives are used in their preparation.