Peri peri (also spelled "piri piri" or "peri-peri") is a type of chili pepper that is commonly used in Portuguese and African cuisine. The name "peri peri" comes from the Swahili word for "pepper."
Peri peri is known for its fiery heat, which is caused by a compound called capsaicin. The pepper is often used to make hot sauces or marinades for grilling or roasting chicken, fish, or other meats. In Portuguese cuisine, peri peri sauce is often used as a condiment for grilled chicken, and in African cuisine, it is used to flavor stews, soups, and grilled meats.
Peri peri is also known for its health benefits, as it is high in vitamin C and other antioxidants. However, it should be used in moderation, as its high heat level can cause discomfort or even pain if consumed in large quantities.
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