5 different types of Nigerian pepper for various delicacies
These peppers are mostly used in preparing our various meals but do you really know their names?
Take a look at the various types of peppers we have in Nigeria.
Peppers are staple ingredients in the preparation of most Nigerian meals. See the most common peppers that are used in Nigeria.
1. Tatashe (red bell peppers)
Bell peppers are less pungent than ata rodo and are used to add colour to food. They come in red, yellow, orange and green. The green bell pepper is popularly known as green pepper.
2. Ata rodo (scotch bonnets)
This is the regular pepper we use in Nigeria. It also consists of yellow pepper. Most Scotch bonnets have a heat rating of 80,000–400,000 Scoville units.
3. Cayenne pepper
The Cayenne peppers are smaller chili peppers that are used to add some spice to the meal. They are rated 30,000 to 50,000
4. Cameroon pepper (Black pepper)
Cameroon pepper is a more African aromatic pepper that is usually dried and grounded. It is very spicy and pungent and usually used in small quantities.
5. Dry pepper (Piri piri/chili)
Piri piri is used to make the dry pepper that Nigerians grind. Most piri piri have a heat rating of 50,000–175,000 units.Tags: Cayenne pepper Dry pepper Rodo Tatashe