October 18, 2023

The Calabrian Chili is a Hot Ingredient

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The Calabrian Chili is a Hot Ingredient

Whole Foods Market’s Trends Council has released their ninth-annual trends prediction report, and this year’s is hotter than ever. Predicting a trend towards “Complex Heat” created with global hot peppers, the council has featured one of our absolute favorite ingredients, the Calabrian chili pepper. Divina offers this versatile ingredient in both retail and bulk packaging, whole or chopped, packed in a delicious spicy oil that is excellent for repurposing into dips, sauces, or dressings or simply to sauté with or drizzle atop a dish for some added complexity and heat. 

Some fun facts about Divina’s Calabrian chili peppers:

  • Officially named Peperoncino Calabrese, Calabrian peppers come from the Calabria region of Italy, where they have been cultivated since the 16th century. Calabria’s optimal climate and clay-rich sandy soil promote the growth of top-quality chili pepper crops.
  • The growing and harvest season typically culminates in late summer.
  • Calabrian chilis typically rank from 20k – 40k on the Scoville scale (around 10x hotter than a jalapeno pepper).

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