Scotch bonnet Hot Pepper 250g



General Information

Scotch bonnet, scientifically known as Capsicum chinense, is a small, round chilli pepper that is typically red, orange, yellow or green in colour. It is also known as bonnet pepper, Caribbean red hot chilli, Jamaican hot chilli, Scotty Bons, and atarodo in the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria. This chilli pepper is native to the Caribbean Islands, and it is a common ingredient in Jamaican cuisine. The scotch bonnet gets its name from its resemblance to a traditional Scottish bonnet.

The scotch bonnet is closely related to the habanero pepper, which is also native to the Caribbean. These two peppers are often used interchangeably in recipes, as they have a similar heat level and flavour profile. However, the scotch bonnet is typically sweeter than the habanero pepper. The scotch bonnet chilli pepper has a heat level of 100,000-350,000 Scoville heat units. This makes it one of the hottest peppers in the world.

Fresh and ripe Scotch bonnets can change from green to yellow to scarlet. Some varieties of this chilli can ripen into oranges, yellows, peaches and even  chocolate browns. The Caribbean islands grow a completely sweet scotch bonnet called cachucha pepper.

Scotch bonnet peppers are used in a variety of dishes and seasonings around the world and are often used in hot sauces and seasonings. 

Country of Origin

The country of origin is Jamaica.

OrganicOrganic  Suitable for vegetariansSuitable for vegetarians
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Scotch Bonnet Pepper is an excellent source of phytochemicals and vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), iron, B vitamins, carotenoids, niacin, riboflavin, fibre, flavonoids and magnesium.

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Scotch bonnet chilli pepper is often used to make jerk chicken, curry dishes, and soups. Scotch bonnet peppers can also be used to make hot sauce.


Scotch bonnet peppers can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to two weeks. They can also be frozen for longer-term storage.


When cooking with scotch bonnet peppers, it is important to handle them with care. The peppers can irritate the skin, so it is important to wear gloves, especially when chopping them.

Rinse the scotch bonnet peppers in cold water. Make sure to remove the leafy stems from the end of the chilli peppers. It is also important to remove the seeds and ribs from the pepper before cooking with it. This will help to reduce the heat of the pepper, especially if you cannot handle so much heat.

To make a scotch bonnet hot sauce, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Groundnut oil
  • Fresh Scotch Bonnet peppers, sliced and de-seeded
  • Fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced
  • Cloves garlic, crushed
  • Minced onion
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • White sugar


Put oil, scotch bonnet and jalapeno chilli peppers, garlic, onions and salt in a large pan over medium to high heat. Cook for 5 minutes with frequent stirring. Pour water and cook for 20 minutes or until the ingredients are tender. Stir continuously and turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour  vinegar and sugar, mix until it is thoroughly blended, and refrigerate.

Package Type

Our scotch bonnet comes in a paper bag. It is carefully placed at the top of your box to ensure that they are sitting properly in the box, and are not squashed.

Recycling Information

Please dispose of the paper bag in the recycling bin. Any food waste should be disposed of  into the compost bin.

Other Information

Scotch bonnet chilli peppers are extremely hot, and they can cause irritation to the skin and eyes. It is important to wear gloves when handling these peppers and to avoid touching your face. If you eat a scotch bonnet pepper, it is important to drink plenty of water. This will help to flush the capsaicin out of your system.

It is also important to avoid eating scotch bonnet peppers if you have a history of gastrointestinal problems. These peppers can aggravate conditions like heartburn and ulcers. If you have any concerns, it is best to speak with a doctor before eating scotch bonnet peppers.

Symptoms of a scotch bonnet allergic reaction include itching, swelling, and difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms after eating scotch bonnet peppers, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.

Dietary Information

Scotch bonnet peppers can be a great addition to your diet. Capsaicin, the compound that gives scotch bonnet peppers their heat, has been shown to boost metabolism and reduce inflammation. It can also help to reduce the risk of developing cancer. So not only are scotch bonnet peppers delicious, but they are also good for you.

The scotch bonnet pepper is an excellent source of vitamin C. This vitamin is essential for immunity, and it can also help to reduce inflammation. It is also a good source of vitamins A and potassium. These nutrients are important for vision, bone health, and muscle function.

Inventory Replenishment

This product is re-stocked weekly to ensure it is constantly available. 

Did You Know?

  • Scotch pepper contains capsaicin. Capsaicin is commonly used in the manufacture of medicines such as painkillers, pepper sprays and cardiovascular stimulants. 
  • Due to its stunning colour and spicy aroma, Scotch Bonnet serves as a seasoning for a variety of African, American, Asian, European and Australian dishes, including pepper recipes such as pepper sauce, hot sauce and pepper soup. Can be used for.
  • Due to their colourful appearance, scotch bonnet peppers can be planted as ornamental plants, especially when ripe. 
  • Scotch bonnet is so bright and colourful that it can be used  to colour foods. 
  • Scotch bonnet Pepper is insecticidal and can be used as a natural insecticide to repel insects and nematodes on farmlands and gardens. 

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250.00 Grams
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