Hainan Yellow Lantern chilli

Capsicum chinense Jacq.

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Scoville scale:??

Common Names: The yellow Emperor Chilli

This is a cultivar of the aromatic hot pepper, Capsicum chinense.

It’s mainly grown in the southwest and southeast of Hainan Island off the coast of Southern China.

This hot chilli matures to a bright yellow colour and is about 5 cm (2.0 inch) long and 3.12 cm (1.23 inch) wide.


Most Hainan yellow lantern chilli is processed into hot sauces. Most of the sauces are just called Hainan Yellow Chilli sauce. There are many brands, mainly made in China.

What is the Scoville Scale?

The amount of heat in hot pepper is measured by the Scoville scale, which measures the pungency (spicy heat) of chilli peppers, recorded in Scoville heat units. The units range from 0 (Bell pepper); 100-900 (Paprika, Pimento); 3,500-10,000 (Chipotle, Jalapeño); 30,000-50,000 (Cayenne, Tabasco), 100,000-350,000 (Habanero, Scotch bonnet) to 2,000,200 (Carolina Reaper).

Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

4 thoughts

  1. That is a new one to me. I’m not a particular fan of hot peppers 🌶 as my throat even gets a small hint of anything spicy like that and immediately threatens to shut down. Seriously, I guess I don’t have even a smidge of Latino or eastern oriental blood in me to handle hot spicy food. Boring huh? Like my weather right now. Cool, drizzly, greyness….it envelopes us and makes us feel like staying in bed all day. Hoping your day is brighter and spicier than mine. 😊 Interesting about the scoville rating.

    1. I love chilli but not over the top hot. I think to eat lots of chilli you have to start with a small dose and keep on adding slowly for a long period of time until the palate gets used to it. I prefer the mild ones! Have a nice evening

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