So what does a Scotch Bonnet pepper taste like?
The taste has been described as slightly sweet taste, a bit like a tomato with a hint of apples and cherries.
This sweetness makes the Scotch Bonnet a very popular chilli for Caribbean cooking and hot sauces.
It is a really distinct sweet-heat flavor that a lot of people love.
The Scotch Bonnet pepper is very closely related to the habanero, so if you’ve tasted a habanero you’ll have a decent idea of what a Scotch Bonnet has in store for you in terms of heat. But just add in more sweetness.
The Scotch Bonnet is a hot pepper, rating 100,000 to 350,000 units on the Scoville Scale.
Perfect for soups, sauces, gravies and key ingredient in Jamaican Jerk Seasoning.