Cheongyang Chili Pepper 청양고추
If you want to make your dish extra spicy, Cheongyang chili pepper ("Cheongyang gochu") is the right answer!
This particular chili pepper is the hottest chili pepper in Korea and has the strongest fiery flavour. "Cheongyang" is the name of the region in Korea, where these peppers were first produced. Cheongyang chili pepper contains more capsaicin than other typical chili peppers (even more than jalapeño peppers!). Rich in capsaicin and vitamin C, it helps fat metabolism. However, it will hurt your stomach if you eat too much. Just use a little to kick it up a notch! If you are not brave enough to try it as it is, simply remove the seeds to make it less spicy.
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Sourcing & Selecting
Remove the stem end.
Wash thoroughly under running water.