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Thai bird's eye chili peppers

What are thai bird's eye chili peppers?

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The bird's eye chili (thai chili) plant is a perennial with small, tapering fruits, often 2-3, at a node. The fruits of most varieties are red, some are yellow, purple or black. The fruits are very pungent. The flowers are greenish white or yellowish white.

The bird's eye chili is small but packs quite a lot of heat. At one time it was even listed as the hottest chili in the Guinness Book of World Records but other hotter varieties of chili have since been identified.

The fruit of the bird's eye chili is popularly used as a spice and as a chili condiment in Filipino, Indonesian, Malaysian and Thai cuisine. It is what gives local dishes, such as the Filipino bicol express, their fiery zing. 

The chilies can also be used to flavor vinegar. The leaves are also edible and can be eaten as a vegetable, for instance in the Filipino dish tinola.

Where found

Thai bird's eye chili peppers is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

In Chinese:泰国鸟眼辣椒
British (UK) term: Thai bird's eye chili peppers
en français:les piments d'oiseau thai
en español:chiles ojo tailandés de pájaro

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