First, let’s talk names. Pimento, pimiento, and cherry pepper have all been used for this vibrant red, heart-shaped chili pepper. These sweet peppers have a Scoville heat rating of less than 500, so they’re safe for heat-sensitive eaters.
Pimiento peppers average 1 ½ inches across and 3-4 inches long. The flesh of a pimiento pepper is sweet and succulent, and it boasts a stronger aroma than its cousin the bell pepper. Unlike the more traditional bell pepper, pimiento peppers’ taste is not watered down by a large size. Instead, the cherry chilis offer a more concentrated flavor experience.
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