Chiltepin Chile Pepper
Chiltepin Chiles were brought to Spain by Christopher Columbus to prove his travels to India. Misunderstanding the Nahuatl word “Chiltepicl” as “Chile Pepper,” he gave us our modern word “Chiles.” Used in Central American dishes.
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