Ají amarillo chili, has its origins in ancient Peru and across the Andean region of South America and is the highly treasured chili pepper in Peruvian and Bolivian cuisine.
Outside of Peru, it is almost impossible to get fresh Aji Amarillo. Usually it is offered only frozen or caned. Charapitafarms is one of the only places in th USA where you can buy this delicious Chili pepper FRESH!
AJi Amarillo (Capsicum baccatum) is a member of the genus Capsicum, and is one of the five domesticated chili pepper species. The fruit tends to be very pungent, and registers 30,000 to 50,000 on the Scoville Heat Unit scale.
Ají amarillo literally means yellow chili; however, the yellow color appears when cooked, as the mature pods are bright orange.