There are many different types of aji peppers in the world, most of the produced in the South American and Caribbean region. They range from very mild to somewhat hot, depending on the variety, though the majority of them offer up a wonderful fruity flavor. Because of that flavor, and also how easily they grow, they are important to many different cuisines.
The ají dulce is particularly popular in Caribbean cuisines, where it is native to the area, particularly Puerto Rican cuisine, Cuban cuisine, and Dominican cuisine. The peppers is classified as Capsicum chinense, which are native to the Yucatan Peninsula area of Central America and on the Caribbean islands.
Ají dulces are also known as ají dulce, ajicito or ajíes in Puerto Rico; ají gustoso or ají cachucha in the Domincan Republic; or ají cachucha in Cuba. The name translates to “Sweet” (dulce) “Pepper” (aji).
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