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Green and red cubanelle peppers

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, Puerto Rico and Italy where it is known as an Italian frying pepper.[citation needed]

Cubanelle peppers generally measure in about 1000 on the Scoville scale.[citation needed] Most of the cubanelle pepper imports come from the Dominican Republic (where it is called ají cubanela), which has, of late, been the main exporter of this cultivar.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Cubanelle Pepper: Simmering Sweet - PepperScale". PepperScale. 2014-11-02. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 

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