Guntur Sannam Chile Pepper
Guntur Sannam Chile Pepper Stats
Name: Guntur Sannam
Pronunciation: Guh-n-ter Say-nah-m
Length: 2 - 6"
Width: Less than 1"
Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum
Other Names: none
Scoville Range: 35,000 - 40,000
Guntur Sannam Chile Pepper Origin and History
The Guntur Sannam chili pepper hails from the province of Andhra Pradesh in India. The name is derived from the precise region in which it originated, the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, and Sannam means "thin" or "long."
The Guntur Sannam is one of the most popular types of chiles in the world and almost 50% of it is grown in the area. The pepper crops are a vital element of the economic region as it brings in a great deal of money.
Thousands of locals work tirelessly during harvest season to tend the crops and keep up with the ever-growing global demand for these peppers. There was even a pepper research station created near Guntur over 30 years ago to help research cultivation of peppers. There are about 280,000 tonnes of Guntur Sannam peppers harvested each year.
Guntur Sannam Chile Pepper Description
The Guntur Sannam peppers are usually harvested once they have ripened and turned red. They have the appearance of a sweet pea pod, but with a wrinkled and shiny skin that appears as though it has been dried out. They have a deep red color and as they dry they turn even more crimson.
Guntur Sannam Chile Pepper How to Serve or Use
One of the biggest uses of Guntur Sannam is to extract the capsaicin from it for use in other products. They are also dried and used in chile powders and spice blends.
Many Asian and Indian dishes use Guntur Sannam chili peppers as a flavoring. They are also commonly used as a condiment, being diced and crushed into hot sauces or salsa, and they can also be cut into thin slices and added to rice for flavoring.
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