African Bird's Eye Chili, grows all around Africa (They grow wild or semi-wild ), also known as African Devil, Congo chili, Mombassa chili, Uganda chili and Zanzibar chili. Similar chilies that grow in is know as Malagueta. Birdseye is actually a close relative of the fiery hot Tabasco Chile. The short, narrow chilies ripen to a spicy red that sit proud on the plant.
Bird's eye chilies are quite hot (piquant). It measures around 100,000 to 225,000Scoville units and Heat Level 8 out of 1-10. Bird's eye Chili have a clean flavor but lack the complexity of some of the more popular chilies. With undertones of dry hay they have a nice bite.