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Peppadew pepper Capsicum baccatum Solanaceae

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Scoville heat units

 

15,000,000–16,000,000

Pure capsaicin

8,600,000–9,100,000

 

5,000,000–5,300,000

 

855,000–1,463,700

 

350,000–580,000

 

100,000–350,000

 

50,000–100,000

 

30,000–50,000

   

10,000–23,000

 

2,500–8,000

 

500–2,500

Peppadew  1,177

100–500

 

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Mild, Sweet and Tangy flavour, usable in many dishes.

Peppadew pepper

Peppadew is the brand name of sweet piquantι peppers (a breed of Capsicum baccatum) grown in the Limpopo province of South Africa.
History

This type of piquante pepper was first discovered in early 1993 and introduced to market later that same decade. The name is derived from "Pepper" and "dew".

Although the pepper is sometimes described as a cross between a pepper and a tomato, this description is not botanically accurate, and refers only to the resemblance in color and size between Peppadew and cherry tomatoes.

Applications have been made by the various owners of the brand to secure international breeders right by application to the UPOV.

In 2000 the South African mushroom producer, Denny Mushrooms, acquired the Peppadew brand and business. Denny has in turn since been acquired by AVI.
Processing

The fruit is processed for removal of the seeds and reduction of the heat of the pepper to more pleasant levels. It is then pickled and bottled.
Flavour

The flavour of the Peppadew fruit is sweet, with mild heat of around 1,177 on the Scoville scale

 

 

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