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Cubanelle Peppers.jpg
Green and red Cubanelle peppers
SpeciesCapsicum annuum
Heat Mild
Scoville scale100 – 1,000 SHU

The Cubanelle, also known as "Cuban pepper" and "Italian frying pepper",[1] is a variety of sweet pepper of the species Capsicum annuum. When unripe, it is light yellowish-green in color, but will turn bright red if allowed to ripen. Compared to bell peppers it has thinner flesh, is longer, and has a slightly more wrinkled appearance. It is used extensively in the cuisine of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico and Italy.[1]

Cubanelle peppers generally measure between a 100 and a 1000 on the Scoville scale.[2] Most of the cubanelle pepper imports come from the Dominican Republic (where it is called ají cubanela), which is the main exporter of this cultivar.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Cubanelle Pepper: Simmering Sweet - PepperScale". PepperScale. 2014-11-02. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  2. ^ "Scoville Scale – Scott Roberts Hot Sauce, BBQ and Spicy Food Blog".

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