Description

Green chilies are small, elongated peppers known for their spicy flavor and vibrant green color. They are widely used in various cuisines to add heat and flavor to dishes. Green chilies belong to the Capsicum genus and are closely related to bell peppers and jalapeños.

Types of Green Chilies:

  1. Jalapeño (Capsicum annuum):

    • Description: Jalapeños are medium-sized chilies with a thick, smooth skin and a slightly tapered shape. They have a medium level of heat, ranging from mild to moderately spicy.
    • Subtypes:
      • Regular Jalapeños: Most common variety, typically green when immature and red when ripe.
      • Chipotle Jalapeños: Smoked and dried jalapeños with a smoky flavor and medium heat.
    • Grades: Jalapeños are generally not formally graded, but they are selected based on size, shape, color, and overall quality.
    • Moisture Content: Jalapeños have a moisture content of around 85-90%.
    • Counts: Sold by weight or quantity per bag or crate.
  2. Serrano (Capsicum annuum):

    • Description: Serrano chilies are smaller and thinner than jalapeños, with a bright green color and a tapered shape. They have a higher heat level compared to jalapeños, ranging from moderately spicy to hot.
    • Subtypes: N/A
    • Grades: Similar to jalapeños, serrano chilies are selected based on size, shape, and overall quality.
    • Moisture Content: Comparable to jalapeños, around 85-90%.
    • Counts: Sold by weight or quantity per bag or crate.
  3. Thai Bird's Eye Chili (Capsicum annuum var. Bird's Eye):

    • Description: Thai bird's eye chilies are small, slender peppers with a bright green color and a pointed tip. They are extremely spicy, often used in Thai, Vietnamese, and other Southeast Asian cuisines.
    • Subtypes: N/A
    • Grades: Thai bird's eye chilies are selected based on size, freshness, and overall quality.
    • Moisture Content: Similar to other green chilies, around 85-90%.
    • Counts: Sold by weight or quantity per bag or crate.