Know your Rocoto Pepper

  • While Rocoto peppers look somewhat like bell peppers, it can be dangerous to get the two mixed up. 
  • While bell peppers aren’t hot at all, the Rocoto pepper is extremely hot. 
  • Between 100,000 and 250,000 on the Scoville Heat Index, this pepper is about the size of a bell pepper but is rounder and is typically only red or green.
  •  Some people use this pepper to make very spicy sauces.