Fresh Sivri Peppers
Country Of Origin: Turkey
Sivri peppers are available year-round.
The sivri peppers are long and thin and have a straight and curved shape. The peppers have a tangy, earthy, and semi-sweet flavour, prominently followed by fruity undertones and a slow-building, moderate to pungent heat.
The peppers can be used in both raw and cooked applications such as roasting or grilling and are popularly dried and ground into a spice for the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. When raw, the peppers can be chopped fresh for salsas, dips, sauces, or infused into oils. It can also be roasted and served as is or used to flavour meats such as poultry, lamb, or beef in braises and kebabs.
Sivri peppers are an excellent source of vitamins A and C and also contain capsaicin, a compound that creates the feeling of heat or spice and is believed to have antibacterial and some pain reduction properties when used topically on the skin.