Flavor Focus: Mango Habanero

They say opposites attract. That’s why mango and habanero make for the perfect sweet and spicy combination. 

Habanero peppers are anywhere from 12 to 100 times hotter than jalapeno peppers. In fact, the habanero has between 100,000 and 350,000 SHUs, or Scoville Heat Units—the definitive measurement of spiciness. 

But once you get past the spice, you might find that the habanero has surprising notes of floral sweetness. And that’s where the mango comes in. The delicious, juicy mango flavor complements the heat of the habanero, bringing out the sweetness and making the spice more tolerable.

Salsa is an ancient culinary tradition that dates back to ancient Central and South American cultures—think Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs. Mango and other fruit salsas, however, seem to be a phenomenon born out of the Caribbean. And with sweet and spicy flavor palettes on the rise in 2021, we feel it’s time to delve more deeply into authentic Caribbean cuisine and flavors. 

Caribbean cuisine is about so much more than just jerk chicken and rum! Now more than ever, it’s important to recognize the history, culture, and context behind some of our favorite flavors. Food transports us, but it also grounds us in the past and present while lighting the way forward.

According to Mintel, nearly 50% of Americans have an affinity for spicy flavors. Moreover, 45% of US consumers say that international cuisine tastes better when it’s authentic. At Trilogy Ingredients, we can’t help but agree. That’s why our mango habanero flavor is created to reflect the creativity and authenticity of Caribbean cuisine. How you use it is up to you.

Try Trilogy’s mango habanero flavor and create something truly sensational.

595235 — Mango Habanero NFB (O/S) — 0.05% in Ice Cream (fresh, fruity, pulpy like with heat)
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