I am Trying to Decide if I can Find Cayenne Pepper Here in Togo?
They look like cayenne peppers to me. I'm in Arizona and they are one of the few things which will grow here in the hot sun of summer.
The "vert" may be jalapeno.
Those are probably cayenne peppers or a variety that's fairly close to cayennes. Piment longue seems to be a French name for cayennes, although who knows if Africans use the name for the same thing. But there aren't too many pepper varieties that look like cayennes, and since cayennes are pretty widespread, that's probably what they are.
Assuming that the piment longue vert look just like piment longue rouge except green, then those are just cayennes picked before they're fully ripe. They don't reach their full level of spiciness until they turn red, so you'd use the green ones to cook less hot dishes.
Hey Andy! Those are cayenne peppers. They are super hot so use sparingly until you get an idea. I would think that even in Togo they should have the powdered version which is just ground up. I know the markets in Ethiopia have powder cayenne. It's eassiter to work with and add to meals. Rocky in Kentucky
andy that looks like a "birds eye chili" . Theyre very spicy. I think you need to ask for chilis
Im pretty sure those are birds eye chili after seeing them in the market on your video. you will find them dried as those look to be or fresh. they come in red and green but i like the red ones much better
Look a little large for birdS eye.
Barbara Oneil, a nutritionist, Misty Mountain Health retreat carries cayenne powder, and sea salt with her like she is carrying vitamins. There are food that we can eat daily like vitamins, and there is a lot of evidence that taking food supplements, and vitamins is of little value. But the 90 plus minerals in Sea Salt are, or the calcium in a spoon full of sesame seeds. Tumeric, blueberries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mDrAQi1SwU Barbara has 8-12 videos that explain a healthy lifestyle. I try to eat certain foods, even though I do not always like them, most vegetables I have to eat even though I have zero desire. Yet, I am trying to compile my list of super foods, or maybe eat daily foods, some are hard to find, like the clarity of eating cayenne pepper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky6bwy3PzLw
perhaps, Lawrence.. IDK man.. They could call them the wrong chili here or maybe I am wrong:) They look the same as the common chili here and I was thinking if Andy asked for them by that name he may score lol
Taste it Andy. Take a tiny bite off the tip. Or smell them to see if they make your eyes water. Be sure not to rub or touch your eyes after handling them!
Regarding sea salt, I've recently bought some of that Himalayan pink sea salt from Costco. There's something about it that's different than any other kind of sea salt. It doesn't taste as salty and I get a sense that there more to it than just salt, that being trace minerals or something. It "feels" more like a food than just a salt.
And regarding cayenne pepper, I put it on almost everything I eat. Try it sometime when you're eating or drinking something seasoned with cinnamon. Ever eat red hots or hot tamale candies as a kid?
They sell sea salt at the market, it is the cheap stuff here in Africa -- LOL,so healthy is cheaper. There are some 93 minerals in natural salt, and as I understand, to fix DNA we need more minerals, 90 percent of DNA error replication appears to be lack of minerals. I take a pinch of sea salt, take my magnesium pills, then drink 500 ML or water, about half a quart of water, it is a body rush in the morning, as I understand, the magnesium, and minerals helps the water enter the cells, increase blood pressure, and gives the brain an oxygen burst for a wake up call in the morning. Probably much healthier than getting a coffee rush. Salt is essential to the body, and when the temperature gets above 85 degrees, we, or I appear to perspire, (Sweat LOL) at a level of wet all day. The electrical chemical synapses are pinging. Fun stuff, optimizing the blood, brain, for optimal use. Oh, the peppers in Africa are all zingers.
Consider a high speed blender, it will make all those veggies you don't necessarily like, be much more taste when you super grind them up into a big green smoothies. Been eating big time veggies for several years now, mostly in the form of two big glasses for breakfast and two more for lunch, then a high fat/low carb dinner, have dropped 50+lbs in the last year and 1/2 without exercise, now that I'm riding my trike 5miles daily, the body is toning up like I'm in my 30's[will be 69 next month]. Always feel full now, no cravings and mainly deleting bread/glutens/wheats/high carb/NO processed foods anymore and feel healthier than I've felt in...decades!
Regarding bird's eye chilies: there are 2 different chilies with that name.
The one most Americans are probably familiar with is a cultivar of the Capsicum annuum pepper species (which is the most widely cultivated of the 5 pepper species and the species of the Cayenne pepper). It's also known as Thai chili because it's used extensively in Thai cuisine.
This is almost certainly not the chili shown by Andy in the video because it only gets to be about an inch long.
The second one is African bird's eye chili as known as the African devil, which is a cultivar of the Capsicum frutescens species (of which Tabasco peppers are the most widely known cultivar). The African bird's eye chili is more commonly called piri piri, and it is grown in various places in Africa, including Nigeria, Ghana and probably Togo. This pepper could be what Andy shows in the video because it can grow up to about 4 inches long, but it's very hot compared to even Cayenne and seems to be less popular because of that.
In conclusion, it's pretty hard to tell exactly what Andy shows in the video. I'll still guess it's Cayenne or something closely related.