Hot, of course, is how we think of many chiles, less often as seasonal fruits that have distinctive, fresh, even subtle flavors.
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Think all chile peppers pack the heat? Think again. Sure, spicy habaneros are off the charts, but you might be surprised to learn that some varieties claim a quite polar flavor DNA. Whether you are serving crudités or making a spicy salsa, here you will find the right amount of heat (or lack thereof) to give your latest culinary creation just the kick it needs.