Aji Charapita, the most expensive pepper in the world
Have you ever heard of Aji Charapita Pepper? It is a wild pepper from Peru that produces small round orange fruits 1 cm in diameter. This pepper is the most expensive in the world, has a special flavor, pungent very fruity giving a tropical taste to sauces and dishes. Still very little grown in the world and even less in Europe, this rare pepper has conquered in a few years the world of gastronomy in the US, and today it is all the rage among all the great starred chefs who considers it the must of the chill and tear off at a golden price.
Aji Charapita chile peppers are an excellent source of vitamins A, B, and C, and also contain iron, potassium, magnesium, and riboflavin.
One of the most expensive spices in the world!
If it is still almost unknown in Europe, the Aji Charapita is already the happiness of Michelin starred restaurants. Nicknamed “the mother of all peppers,” Aji Charapita costs about $ 25,000 per kilogram, making it the world’s most expensive pepper and one of the most expensive spices, just like vanilla or saffron. This wild pepper is difficult to obtain elsewhere than in Peru and is not yet grown on a large scale, which explains its exorbitant price.
How to grow this pepper?
Τhis pepper is grown very well at home. Seeding takes place in the spring (indoors or in a greenhouse), at a temperature of 20-25 ° C between February and May. Easy to grow, the plant is fairly compact, well branched and naturally takes a round shape of about 40-50 cm in height. Approximately 80 berries are harvested between 120 and 140 days after sowing.
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