Species Capsicum annuum
Origin Pakistan
Heat Very hot
Scoville scale 30,000-65,000 SHU

Dundicut peppers are a variety of small, round (approx. 1/2" to 1" diameter), dark red chili peppers grown in Sindh Pakistan. They are a cultivar of either Capsicum frutescens or Capsicum annuum[1] and are also known in Asia as lal mirch.Sold dried, Dundicuts are similar in size and flavor to Scotch bonnet peppers, but are very much as hot, and are of a different species.

According to a major U.S. commercial spice vendor, dundicuts are "quite hot, with a full-bodied, complex flavor. A single crushed pepper will add heat and flavor to a dish for two." The heat rating for Dundicuts, as measured in Scoville Units, ranges from as low as 30,000 to a high of 65,000.[2]

Dundicuts are a common ingredient in parrot food.[3][4]


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  2. "Dundicut Peppers". Penzeys Spices. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
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  4. "Bird Seed - Elite". jrkseed.com. Retrieved 2011-12-11.
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