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Dried, all natural Aji Charapita Pods are now available in the US, and at affordable price!
Our peppers are grown pesticide and herbicide free, and dried to perfection.
There are between 400 and 500 Charapita Peppers in our 2oz container ready for grinding and cooking.
AJI CHARAPITA Pepper
Name: Aji Charapita (English: Wild Peruvian Pepper)
Species: Capsicum chinense (listed by the USDA as cumarí)
Origins: Amazon Jungle of Peru
Scoville Units: 30000 - 50000
Aji Charapita (Wild Peruvian Chili Pepper in English) is a tropical pepper that originates in the Jungle of Peru, exactly between and along the Ucayali and Amazon rivers, mainly in the regions of Loreto and Ucayali and partly in the regions of Amazon, San Martin and Madre de Dios.
Wild chili pepper species was thought to be extinct for over 50 years until it was rediscovered!
With Scoville Units: 30000 – 50000, equal to a Cayenne pepper, it is a very spicy pepper with a very distinguished delicious fruity flavor which is amazingly fresh and highly aromatic. This pepper, known as one of the best tasting chilis in the world, is highly sought after and highly valued by Gourmet Chefs world wide and just got the Asian gourmet market on fire; special in Vietnam where it is known as ớt tiêu.
It is a round pepper that matures from green to yellow, with a diameter of about 0.25 inch (6cm). The more Sun the plant gets, the bigger the peppers will grow, and the color of the pepper will be less yellow and more orange.
Every step of growing, harvesting and processing Charapitas needs to be done by hand, and it is very delicate, time consuming and very labor intense.
The plants grow best in tropical climate, and need constant tender care for they are often attacked by insects special hornworms.
These are the main reasons that the Aji Charapita essentially only grows wild and is typically not grown commercially. Because of the difficulties growing this pepper, and being highly desired by many chefs and gourmets world wide it is called the most expensive pepper in the world. Chefs will pay up to $ 25.000 for a kilo of dried Charapitas. But don’t get excited, you need about 25.000 charapitas in order to get the 1000 gr.!
Our farm in Miami South Florida, is one of only a very view, and started to grow Charapitas commercially in the beginning of 2020, where we use only the best soil and nutrition, and add regularly pulverized Egg shells, dried grinded coffee, pulverized cloves and other natural organic Fertilizer. Our products are grown pesticide-free and herbicide-free, ALL NATURAL
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, or other sensitive body parts and don’t let kids or pets touch them. Wash your hands thoroughly after touching the pepper.
Enjoy the unique tropical spicy flavor of "The mother of all Chilis"
Dried Aji Charapita Pods - Rare Dried Premium Peppers 2oz