green chilli

[English] plural green chillis

Green chillis vary in shape and style and heat from place to place. Generally small, pointed chillis are the hottest and can be lethal, while larger more bulbous chillis are lower in Scoville Units. Not always! The treacherous padrano of Spain can kid you into thinking what a pleasant mild crunch it has as you eat them raw from a bowl and suddenly, one in a hundred renders you speechless for half an hour.

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