Are you ready to turn up the heat? Habaneros are, simply stated, one of the world’s hottest peppers. Indigenous to southern Mexico, habaneros are a perennial. Currently these potent peppers are available all year long. Produced in many areas of the Americas, Mexico, the Caribbean area and in greenhouses in Holland and elsewhere. Red, yellow, orange, green and sometimes brown habaneros are small peppers that are irregular in shape. Widely used in condiments and sauces, this chili combines tropical fruit and floral flavors and intense heat with a slightly acidic bite. Only 20 calories per pepper, they are loaded with Vitamins A and C. Estimated to be 30 to 50 times hotter than the Jalapeno, use Habaneros sparingly. Don’t say you weren’t warned!