Aji amarillo chiles are the heart of Peruvian cuisine, forming the flavor trifecta alongside garlic and onion. Yellow to orange in color, depending on maturity, this vegetable brings not just heat and flavor to a dish, but bright color and visual appeal. Originating in South America over 7,000 years ago, this pepper is hardly popular outside of Southern and Latin American cuisine and is just now gaining recognition in The United States and India.
- Part of the capsicum-annum family
- "Aji Amarillo" is Spanish for yellow pepper
- High in vitamin C and potassium
Dried Aji amarillo chiles, silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent)
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