Utilizing its years of experience and knowledge of the unique qualities of capsicum, Amazon Pepper brand was born in early 1994. The product made their successful debut at the Fiery Food Show in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since then, it has won many Awards.
What makes Amazon Pepper unique is the fact that we grow peppers year-round due to our perfect agricultural accommodations! This allows us to supply and produce the freshest and best peppers internationally throughout the entire year. Our operation is non-stop.
We proudly present our line of 100% natural hot sauces made only from the Amazon Pepper, vinegar and salt. Our products are the result of our effort to grow and process the best quality peppers for the world market since 1992. Due to a unique manufacturing process, the products do not need preservatives. The natural aroma, freshness and color give the sensation of just harvested peppers. These are traditional South American sauces.
Randy Wayne White, Readers Digest.
November 1997 USA
January 1998 World
The world is my garden in the search for the perfect chili pepper.
From OUTSIDE (June ’97), RANDY WAYNE WHITE.
At a great little marina on the island of Manga, just off Cartagena, Colombia, I discovered a pungent green chili sauce, hot but not too hot. It had the fragrance of rich vinegar and crushed pepper blooms. It was the best hot sauce I’d ever tried. Its name was Ají Amazona. When I remarked upon the sauce, the marina’s owner, an expatriate Aussie, replied, "Pretty good stuff, isn’t it? I know the guy who makes it". The factory was a short taxi ride away, so I went to buy a case. The proprietor, Giorgio Araujo, had been in the wholesale pepper business, supplying produce to larger companies, when a "miracle" happened: an accidental cross-pollination between cayenne peppers and a local variety called pipón, which no one really wanted. The pepper that resulted was a rare specimen indeed. "It had a wonderful color like no other I’d ever seen," said Araujo. Eventually he christened this accidental hybrid The Amazona, for the region where he believes all chilies originated.
There are many different types of peppers, but at Amazon Pepper we solely use chili peppers. The following are the kinds of peppers we work with:
Habanero Pepper: Even a tiny taste of this pepper will have your taste buds going wild and maybe in a little pain. However, underneath is a soft plum-tomato, apple-like flavor.
Family of: Scotch Bonnet and Rocoto.
Jalapeno Pepper: With plenty of heat and flavor, these popular chilies come in red and green. Green jalapenos are best in the late summer, whereas red jalapenos are best in the fall. While still bearing heat, canned jalapenos aren't as hot as fresh.
Family of: cuaresmeno (very similar) OR Fresno chile OR guero chile OR malagueta (hotter) OR serrano pepper OR yellow wax chile pepper OR fresh cayenne pepper.
Cayenne Pepper: Though it may look small, weak, and wrinkled, this chili has a very strong scent and taste. It has thick flesh and is normally about 6 inches long and 1 ¼ inches in diameter. They are often used in Cajun recipes or in sauces, dried, or pickled. Green cayennes appear in the summer, while hotter red cayennes appear in the fall.
Family of: chile de arbol OR Thai pepper OR habanero OR jalapeno OR serrano.
Tabasco Pepper: This chili pepper may look small, but it has quite the flavor that may blow you away. It grows on bushes ranging from 1-4 feet high where in a single crop, about 100 1 ½ inch peppers can be picked. Instead of growing toward the ground, these chilies are unique and grow toward the sky. (aka: Capsicum frutescens)
Not only can chilies make your food taste better, but they improve your health and serve as other medicinal purposes such as:
“Who'd have thought chili peppers could be so darned useful outside of simply eating them.”