Banana pepper facts

It is yellowish and has long curved shape which features banana. They possess mild and tangy taste so it is great for adding in sandwiches, salads and pickles. Banana peppers are available during May to September.

Name Banana pepper
Scientific Name Capsicum anuum
Native South America
Common/English Name Yellow wax pepper, Banana Supreme, Banana chili, Inferno, Biscayne, Aruba, Anaheim, Cubanelle, the AAS winners Carmen, Hungarian Wax, Ooty Chile, Giant Marconi, Gypsy
Name in Other Languages German: Banana Pfeffer
French: Banana Pepper
Spanish: banano Pimienta
Portuguese: Banana pimento
Polish: Banana Pepper
Latin: Musa sapientum fixa Pepper
Plant Growth Habit 1 – 2 feet
Growing Climate Warm
Soil Well-drained
Fruit shape & size Narrow, long, taper, curve shaped, resembles banana; Length:4-6 inches
Fruit color Pale yellow to green to yellow
Fruit skin Smooth, thick
Scoville units 0–500
Flavor/aroma Gentle
Fruit Taste Mild, tangy
Fruit Season May-September
Major Nutritions (Raw) Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 102.5 mg (113.89%)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.443 mg (34.08%)
Copper, Cu 0.117 mg (13.00%)
Total dietary Fiber 4.2 g (11.05%)
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 11.8 µg (9.83%)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1.54 mg (9.63%)
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 36 µg (9.00%)
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.1 mg (8.33%)
Iron, Fe 0.57 mg (7.13%)
Potassium, K 317 mg (6.74%)
Health Benefits
  • Absorbs minerals
  • Reduce gout
  • Prevent Arthritis
  • Promotes mood
  • Blood vessel disease
  • Eliminates free radicals
  • Brain health
  • Thyroid functions
  • Assist digestion
  • Prevent heart ailments
Calories in 1 cup (124 gm) Raw 33 Kcal.
How to Eat
  • The sliced peppers are used as a topping for salads and sandwiches.
  • Banana peppers can be pickled by covering with vinegar and salt for a week.
  • It is also used as an ingredient in preparing foods.
  • The pickled Banana peppers are used to garnish sandwiches, pizzas and Greek salads.
  • The stuffed peppers are served with variations of Italian cheeses and sausage.
  • The chopped banana peppers are added in salsas to add the sweetness along with other peppers.
  • Banana peppers could be coagulated with jalapenos.
  • Banana peppers are flexible which provides a flavor along with Vitamin C and A.


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