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The habanero is a hot variety of chili. Unripe habaneros are green, and they color as they mature. The most common color variants are orange and red, but the fruit may also be white, brown, yellow, green, or purple. Typically, a ripe habanero is 2–6 centimetres long.

Habanero Pepper

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  • Habaneros belong to the same Capsicum family of chili peppers that includes jalapenos, poblanos and bell peppers. Native to Central America, South America and the Caribbean Islands, habanero peppers are the hottest of all commercially grown chili peppers, making them a favorite with aficionados of spicy dishes. Habaneros boast more benefits than intense heat, however. They contain a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and the compound capsaicin. Diets rich in the nutrients provided by habanero peppers may help prevent the development of a number of potentially serious medical conditions like Diabetes and the formation of cancer cells. They are also a big source Vitamin A & C which act as antioxidants.

    The most impressive aspect of a habanero pepper's nutrition is its vitamin C content. A single habanero pepper contains more than 100 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C. The same pepper also contains a bit of vitamin A – 9 percent of your recommended intake – plus 4 percent of your recommended potassium intake, 3 percent of your recommended iron intake and a scant 1 percent of your recommended daily calcium intake.

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