Genus Capsicum
Species C. frutescens[1]
Cultivar 'Kambuzi'
Heat Very hot
Scoville scale 50,000–175,000[2] SHU

Kambuzi is a small, round chili pepper cultivar that is indigenous to the central region in Malawi, a landlocked country in southeast Africa. It comes in a variety of colors including yellow, red and orange. It is used to make condiments and turned into sauces, or sandwich spreads.[3][4][5] Their flavor is similar to that of the Habanero chili.

The name translates to mean "little goat" peppers, as goats are known to munch on their leaves.


  1. Goetz, P.; Jeune, R. (2012). "Capsicum annuum et Capsicum frutescens Piment". Phytothérapie. 10 (2): 126–130. doi:10.1007/s10298-012-0691-4.
  2. Adams Media. The Spicy Vegetarian: More Than 200 Fiery Snacks, Dips, and Main Dishes for the Meat-Free. "F+W Media, Inc.". p. 227. ISBN 9781440573262. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. Kambuzi. Kambuzi.wordpress.com (2010-06-14). Retrieved on 2011-03-21.
  4. Food : TFM, Malawi Online Store. Treatsfrommalawi.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-21.
  5. Kambuzi Chilli products, buy Kambuzi Chilli products from. alibaba.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-21.

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