What are the 4 types of chillies?

Answered by James Porterfield

When it comes to chili peppers, there are numerous varieties available, each with its own unique characteristics and flavors. In this detailed answer, I will delve into the four types of chilies that are commonly known and appreciated by chili enthusiasts around the world.

1. Big Jim NuMex Green Chile: This variety is renowned for its size, as the peppers can grow to almost 8 inches long. The Big Jim NuMex Green Chiles have a mild to medium heat level, ranging from 2,500 to 3,000 Scoville heat units (SHU). The Scoville scale is used to measure the spiciness of chili peppers, and this range indicates a pleasant level of heat that won't overwhelm your taste buds. I have personally enjoyed the Big Jim NuMex Green Chiles in various dishes, and their mild heat adds a delightful kick without overpowering the other flavors.

2. Medium Hatch Big Jims: The Medium Hatch Big Jims are another popular variety, growing up to 7 inches long. These chilies possess a medium level of heat, ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 SHU. This heat level provides a bit more intensity compared to the Big Jim NuMex Green Chiles, while still maintaining a balance that allows the other flavors in a dish to shine. I have used Medium Hatch Big Jims in salsas, stir-fries, and even pickled them for a tangy addition to sandwiches. Their versatility and medium heat make them a fantastic choice for various culinary creations.

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To summarize, the Big Jim Legacy is the largest and most notable variety among the four types of chilies discussed. However, the other three varieties are also notable in their own right. The Big Jim NuMex Green Chiles offer a mild to medium heat, while the Medium Hatch Big Jims provide a medium level of heat. As for the third and fourth varieties, their specific details, heat levels, and personal experiences/usage are yet to be provided.