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Aleppo - (Capsicum annuum)
This very popular pepper originated from the Syrian town of Aleppo near the southern Turkish border. It is also known as the Halaby pepper. These peppers grow 2-3 inches long and ripen from green to deep red. Even though they have been used in dishes for hundreds of years they have taken on a culinary boom in popularity recently. They are most commonly dried and used as flakes. They add a medium heat that dissipates quickly.
Heat level: 5,000 to 20,000(SHU) Scoville Heat Units – Medium Hot.
Flavor: Fruity, Sweet & Raisin-like.