From Mexico. These tiny, elongated oval chiles are HOT! Very Hot. Sure, there’s the heat index where they are slightly hotter than cayenne peppers, and possibly 13-40 times spicier than jalapeños…but we’re talking popular. These chiles tend to find their way into more dishes and products in your kitchen than you may expect, from top-rated hot sauces and flavored oils, to your favorite spicy recipes. Pequin chiles are citrusy, nutty and somewhat smoky.
30,000 to 60,000 Scoville heat units. Looking for something different? Check out all our chiles ranked by spiciness on our Don Juan Chiles Scoville Heat Scale.