Why is Aji Charapita so expensive?
So why does it cost so much? Well, the main reason is the rarity of these chillies. Outside of Peru, it’s incredibly difficult to grow aji charapita chillies. In Europe especially they are almost unheard of, with only a handful of growers going to the trouble.
What does Aji Charapita taste like?
Aji Charapita chile peppers have a bright, fruity taste with unique citrus flavors that are followed by a moderate to hot level of spice that gradually builds in intensity.
How hot is the Aji Charapita?
The ají charapita is a pea-sized, bright-yellow chili pepper that grows in the jungle regions of Peru. With a Scoville rating between 30,000 and 100,000 units, the ají charapita certainly packs a noticeable punch, and eating one raw is not recommended.