Plant Information

Scientific Name: Capsicum frutescens
Alternative Names: Malaga Chilli

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  • Annual
  • Malaguetta is a small, tapered, green pepper that turns red as it matures at about 5 cm in length.
  • Its heat level ranges from 60,000 to 100,000 Scoville units - about the same than Tabasco peppers.

Culinary Uses

  • Good to use in poultry dishes.

Parts Used

  • The fruit.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Excellent source of vitamins A and C.
  • Contains a chemical known as capsaicin that has a tonic and antiseptic effect.
  • Triggers endorphins, improves digestion, lowers triglycerides, improves circulation and improves fat oxidation.
  • Decreases congestion, lowers cholesterol levels, reduces high blood pressure, prevents blood clots and heart disease.
  • Protects against some kinds of cancers.
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