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What are Peppadews?

While some understand the term “Peppadew” to be name of a type of pepper, this is not true. PEPPADEW® is in fact a registered trademark and the brand name of Peppadew International, a South African company which created the PEPPADEW® brand upon the discovery of the Piquanté Pepper in the mid 90’s. Since then, Peppadew International has become so well known for its Sweet Piquanté Pepper products that the PEPPADEW® brand has become somewhat synonymous with Piquanté Peppers and even cherry peppers. What are “Peppadews” then? Well, there is really no such thing as a peppadew. Rather, Piquanté Peppers are a well-known pepper and while others may incorrectly refer to certain cherry peppers as “peppadews”, there really is only one PEPPADEW® brand.

Is PEPPADEW® a brand?

PEPPADEW® is a registered trademark and is the brand name of Peppadew International (Pty) Ltd. The PEPPADEW® brand was created in the mid 90’s and what started with a fairly small product range, has grown into a wide range of products. While Sweet Piquanté Peppers may be considered the flagship product of the PEPPADEW® brand, the brand offers a number of food products including Sweet Jalapeño Peppers, GOLDEW® Peppers, Roasted Red Peppers, Chunky Atchars, Savoury Pasta Sauces, Hot Sauces and more.

Are PEPPADEW® Piquanté Peppers the same as cherry peppers?

Although one might think these peppers are the same at first glance, Piquanté Peppers are scientifically identified as a Capsicum baccatum while Cherry Peppers are considered a Capsicum annuum, meaning that these peppers are a different species to one another. Cherry Peppers are more commonly available and can be grown in a wider variety of geographical areas than Piquanté Peppers. Piquanté Peppers were first discovered by the founder of Peppadew International in the mid 90’s.
PEPPADEW® Piquanté Peppers are carefully picked and deseeded by hand, before being pickled in the signature sweet and tangy PEPPADEW® brine.

What do PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Peppers taste like and are they hot?

PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Peppers Mild variants have a capsaicin (Scoville Heat Unit) of 280, with total capsaicinoids (Scoville Heat Units) of < 650. For this reason, these peppers may be said to be complemented with a mild heat, but are not considered hot peppers. The unique manufacturing process is what enables Peppadew International to retain the firm and crunchy texture of the pepper without any added preservatives, which would result in a noticeable aftertaste. The best way to describe PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Peppers is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavours.