De Arbol

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De Arbol
   Capsicum annuum var. annuum Linne'

Other Names   Alfilerillo, bravo, cola de rata, cuauhchilli, ginnie pepper, pico de pajaro  

Flavor    Hot, 7      

Shape    Elongate conical, narrow shoulders, pointed apex, cayenne type.  3 inches long, .75 inches wide  

Color    Fresh    Green to Red   
             Dried    Bright Red

Fresh    Seldom used fresh  

Dried    Packaged in the spice section of stores and available commercially from spice suppliers   

Processed   Not Processed   

A very narrow, curved chili that keeps its bright red color when dried is a popular variety in Thailand.  This Cayenne type of pepper with pointed pods, 2 to 3 inches long and 3/8 inches wide. They mature to dark red and are thin-fleshed. Mexican common names for this type are pico de pajaro (birdís beak), and cola de rata (ratís tail). Ranging from 15,000 to 30,000 Scoville units, they are usually ground into dry powder for red chile sauces or added to soups and stews.

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