Habaneros can be consumed both fresh and grilled, marinated, or chopped into small pieces. It is a very common ingredient in chutneys. Whole habaneros are added to soups and stews, which give them a tangy flavor. Its flavor goes well with tropical fruits, lemon, avocado, tomato, pumpkin seeds, fish, grilled meats, and cocktails featuring tequila or mezcal.
A habanero pepper is 30 to 50 times stronger than a Jalapeño Chili. It is one of the hottest peppers in the world.
Although they are known as habaneros (from Havana), they originally come from the lowlands of the Amazon basin from where they spread to Peru during the Prehispanic era. The name habanero comes from the fact that the first contact Spanish colonizers had with this plant was in Havana.
31 calories per 100 grams. They have a high potassium and vitamin C content for their small size. A diet rich in habanero peppers can help regulate insulin levels due to their high content of capsaicin, which also has an anti-inflammatory function.