Import Brazilian Pepper
Brazilian peppers are gaining popularity worldwide as Western countries are discovering their delicious and unique taste. With a wide variety of peppers still unknown to the Western world, Brazilian peppers are considered some of the best in the world and cover all levels of the Scoville Heat Unit Index. As a result, many hot sauce brands around the world are now utilizing Brazilian peppers as their secret ingredient, and every importer or hot sauce company can find a pepper that meets their specific product and manufacturing needs.
Types of Brazilian Peppers
While Malagueta, Carolina Reaper, and Habanero peppers are grown in Brazil, they are not the only types of peppers grown in the country. Brazil is home to a wide variety of peppers, including but not limited to:
- Biquinho peppers
- Dedo de Moça peppers
- Cumari peppers
- Jalapeño peppers
- Pimenta de cheiro peppers
- Murupi peppers
- Tabasco peppers
- And many more.
Additionally, while it is true that Brazil consumes a significant amount of its own pepper production, the country is also a major exporter of peppers to international markets.
The Malagueta Pepper, known as one of the best Brazilian peppers, has a Scoville Heat Unit of 30,000 to 50,000 SHU. It is widely used in Brazilian cuisine and is becoming more popular internationally. This small, tapered pepper starts out green and turns red when it reaches 2 inches in length. It is a hot pepper, with a range of 60,000 to 100,000 Scoville units, similar to the Tabasco Pepper. The Malagueta Pepper is a staple seasoning in many regional dishes in Brazil and is used in sauces. In Portugal, the term “malagueta” is used to describe a wide range of hot peppers. The Malagueta Pepper is available in different forms, including Malagueta Pepper in Vinegar Conserve, Malagueta Pepper Mash, and Malagueta Pepper Puree.
Carolina Reaper Pepper
Carolina Reaper Peppers are also available in the form of dried pods, flakes, and powder. These forms are convenient for use in spice blends, rubs, and seasoning mixes. The dried pods can also be rehydrated and used in hot sauces and salsas. It’s important to handle Carolina Reaper Peppers with caution as they are extremely hot and can cause skin and eye irritation. Proper protective gear should be worn while handling these peppers.
Red Habanero Pepper Mash and Puree
SCOVILLE HEAT UNIT OF 100,000 to 350,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units)
The Habanero Pepper is a widely grown and popular pepper in Brazil that primarily comes in red and yellow varieties. The Habanero hot pepper group originated in the Amazon and has gained popularity in domestic and international markets. The Habanero Pepper has high heat with pungency ranging from 100,000 to 350,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units).
Habanero Peppers are processed and packaged in the following way:
- Habanero Pepper Mash
- Habanero Pepper Puree
Packaging and Shipment
Carolina Reaper Peppers are shipped and exported in 100L or 200L flex barrels as pickled peppers or chili paste, while Red Habanero Peppers are also shipped in 100L or 200L flex barrels as pickled peppers or chili paste. All barrels are placed on pallets to ensure safe shipping.