Scotch Bonnet Peppers, also known as Boabs Bonnet, Scotty Bons or Bonney peppers, is one of the hottest peppers in the world. Found mainly in the Caribbean islands, but also in Guyana, the Maldives Islands, and West Africa, it is named for its resemblance to the iconic bonnet hat. Most Scotch Bonnets have a heat rating of 100,000 350,000 Scoville Units; as a comparison, most jalapeño peppers have a heat rating of 2,500 to 8,000 on the Scoville scale.
How to Store
– Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place for up to six months or more.
– Follow good rotation practices, first shipments received should be used first.
– Plan to rotate frequently to maintain quality.
– Be sure to wear gloves in handling chilies.
– Never touch your eyes after handling or prepping chilies.
– Never place the case or raw product on non-sanitized kitchen counter tops to help prevent the potential for cross contamination.
– Prepare as needed. Try not to use a product from the previous day.
– Removing the seeds will reduce the heat of the pepper and alter the expected flavor.
– Clean and sanitize cutting utensils after prep.
– Wash your hands thoroughly after preparing chilies.
– Store prepared product in the refrigerator.