Thai Prik Kee Noo

Thai prik kee noo chili pepper (literally "mouse droppings chili") is found most commonly in Thailand, although also in neighbouring countries, such as Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore. Similar varieties are found in India, mainly Kerala, and is used in traditional dishes of kerala cuisine.

These tiny little fiery chilis point downward from the plant and their colors change from green to yellow/orange to red. Although small in size compared to other types of chili, the prik kee noo is very strong and pungent (100,000 to 250,000 on the Scoville scale). It should only be eaten by the very experienced chili addict and should not be confused with the longer Thai hot chili which is somewhat less fiery.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Capsicum
Species: C. chinense

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