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SpeciesCapsicum annuum
Heat Hot
Scoville scale30,000-65,000 SHU

Dundicut peppers are a variety of small, round (approx. 1/2" to 1" diameter), dark red chili peppers grown in Sindh, in Pakistan, Sikkim in India and Ilam in Nepal. They are a cultivar of either Capsicum frutescens or Capsicum annuum[1] and are also known in Asia as gol lal mirch[citation needed]. Sold dried, Dundicuts are similar in size and flavor to Scotch bonnet peppers, but are not as hot, and are of a different species.

According to a major U.S. commercial spice vendor, dundicuts are "quite hot, with a full-bodied, complex flavor. A single crushed pepper will add heat and flavor to a dish for two." The heat rating for Dundicuts, as measured in Scoville Units, ranges from as low as 30,000 to a high of 65,000.[2]

Dundicuts are a common ingredient in parrot food.[3][4]


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  2. ^ "Dundicut Peppers". Penzeys Spices. Archived from the original on 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  3. ^ "Avian Science Super". volkmanseed.com. Archived from the original on 2015-02-28. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  4. ^ "Bird Seed - Elite". jrkseed.com. Retrieved 2011-12-11.