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29 September 2017

HOT CHILI PEPPERS FROM CALABRIA ADD A DELICIOUS KICK TO ANY DISH

“Our Peperoncino is the best in the world”! Anyone who knows Nicola Critelli, founder of Pegaso Alimentari Srl has heard him say this at least once. Now that he exports Italian foods, we know this is true, because people all around the world love Calabrian chili peppers.
There are many varieties: from the “Calabrese” to the “Ciliegino” (cherry shaped), to the “Corno di Calabria” (long horn shaped chili) also called Soverato’s chili, to the “Diavolicchio” (little devil chili) known as “Calabrian bunch” since they bunch up like a small flower bouquet.
Calabrian peppers are usually “medium spicy” chilies and ripen into a typical true-red color. Peperoncino can be used raw, dried, or processed as in hot spreads typical of Calabria, such as “Nduja”. It is used as a hot spice in Calabrian sausage and “Soppressata” (coarse salami) and the “Spianata” (flat soppressata).
Calabrian Chili Pepper is one of our bestsellers among exported products. A true Calabrese, will add spice even to sweet cakes or homemade cookies, or even to tasty chocolate.

Calabrian Chili Peppers just add a lot of good flavor, aside from the “heat”. The latest scientific research indicates it is quite good for you as well. Rich in provitamin A and vitamin C, Chili pepper has antiseptic, digestive and vasodilator properties. Furthermore, according to recent studies, it would help reduce hunger.