5 Types Of Peppers We Have In Nigeria

Most dishes in Nigeria are prepared with peppers as a key ingredient. 

See the most commonly used pepper in Nigeria.

1. Ata rodo (scotch bonnets)

This is the regular pepper we tend to use in Nigeria. It conjointly consists of yellow pepper. Most Scotch bonnets have a heat rating of eighty,000–400,000 Scoville units.

2. Tatashe (red bell peppers)

Bell peppers are less pungent than ata rodo and are used to add color to food. they are available in red, yellow, orange and inexperienced. The green bell pepper is popularly called sweet pepper.

3. Dry pepper (Piri piri/chili)

Piri piri is used to create the dry pepper that Nigerians grind. Most piri piri have a heat rating of fifty,000–175,000 units.

4. Cayenne pepper

To add spice to the meal, Cayenne peppers can be used.

5. Cameroon pepper (Black pepper)

Cameroon pepper may be an additional African aromatic pepper that’s typically dried and grounded. it’s terribly spicy and pungent and frequently used in little quantities.

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