Pepper hot (Capsicum annuum)
Bred to contain Alpha-glucosidase inhibition (AGI) levels that reputably suppress the digestion level of glucose sugars after a meal thus potentially depressing blood sugar levels. Quite long hot conical fruits mature from green to purple then red.
English common name: Chili Pepper
Scoville units / heat level: 50,000
Average fruit size: 10 x 2cm (length x width)
Average fruits per plant: 20
Plant type: indeterminate (needs support)
Production: greenhouse and outdoors in pots
Culinary use: Use in curries, chopped raw for hot salads or in many other dishes plus can be dried as powder.
Note: handle fruits with care, washing hands thoroughly after handling the fruits, due to the heat level.