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Birds Eye Chile Peppers are small, cone-shaped chiles, usually up to ½ inch (1 ½ cm) long but some varieties can be longer.
They will usually be bright scarlet red in colour, but there are also green ones.
Handle with care: Birds Eye Chile Peppers have a healthy amount of heat in them. In terms of Scoville units, anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 to 200,000 units, depending on where grown and growing conditions.
Good for drying and grinding into a chile powder.
3 Birds Eye Chile Peppers, minced = 1 teaspoon (6 g)
30 Birds Eye Chile Peppers, minced = 1 cup (90g)
They are called Birds Eye because birds love them; apparently, birds cannot sense the heat.
In Indonesia, called “lombok” or “cabe rawit”; called “tabia kerinyi” in Bali.