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Which Chile Peppers are Which?

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Red Fresno Chiles
Red Fresno Chile

Red Fresno Chile

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The Red Fresno is pronounced: red frez noh. Red Fresno peppers are similar to jalapeños. One difference is that they are less meaty and have thinner skin, making them very suitable for use in salsas. In the summer, you can purchase the milder Green Fresnos. These chiles are used only fresh; they don't dry well.

The Red Fresno rates between 2,500 and 8,000 Scoville units on the heat index.

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