A type of very hot chile with a distinct flavor. The small, lantern shaped chile is native to the Yucatan region of Mexico, the Caribbean, and the north coast of South America. With a delicate looking green, yellow, to orange color (in terms of ripeness) these chilies make excellent fresh salsa and sauces. Known for its intense spiciness - it's thought to be the hottest of all the chile peppers - the habanero can be found both fresh and dried.
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