is a variety of Capsicum annuum
, and named after the town Aleppo in Syria. It is usually refers to the dried and coarsely ground spice, produced in Syria. Aleppo peppers have a moderate heat level with some fruitiness and mild, cumin-like undertones, and can be used to provide flavor and body to soups, stews, and sauces.
Aleppo peppers are usually available in crushed flakes forms. They are slightly milder and more oily than conventional crushed red peppers, with a slight saltiness and a faint raisin-like flavor. Crushed Aleppo peppers can be used to substitute paprika and crushed red peppers.
Crushed Aleppo peppers