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The Espelette pepper, also known as Piment d’Espelette, is a chili pepper cultivated in the French village of Espelette. It is mildly hot, measuring up to 4,000 Scoville Heat Units.Espelette is common in Basque cuisine.  The Basque country straddles the borders between France and Spain, both of which influence the area’s cooking techniques. In this Basque region you’ll find a diversity of dishes, from seafood and meats to beans, cheeses, ciders and wines but Espelette Pepper remains to be one of the most famous exports.

Espelette Pepper

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