One of our Groups brand, Don Yab, is a very popular and liked Hot Sauce in Central America. Looking to secure quality pepper mash, we started our own hot pepper farming project on midst 2014 in the Azacualpa Valley, Santa Barbara, Honduras with the vision of supplying our own quality raw material and the vision of exporting pepper mash to other sauce manufacturers in the US.
Our pepper is a variety of chili peppers of the species Capsicum frutescens which originated in Mexico. The plant is a small, perennial plant which grows around 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide. They produce a lot of fruits of different hues, starting from yellowish-green to orange and then bright red when ripe. The peppers grow to a size of 1.5 to 2 inches long and are always looking up. They are the only variety of chili peppers that are juicy and not dry on the inside.
The heat units in hot chili peppers vary depending on their stage of maturity and are around 30,000 to 70,000 units on the Scoville scale. The Scoville unit of measure is directly related to a chemical called Capsaicin. The higher the number of Scoville units, the greater the concentration of Capsaicin.
The heat sensation of peppers can be felt mainly on the lips and tongue, the heat development is delayed, the duration of the heat sensation is flat and lingers in the mouth. The flavor profile can be described as resembling green onion and hints of celery. Tabasco peppers are well known for their use in sauces and can also be used as spices and in condiments.
We are passionate about our sustainable community strategy working with 80 families selected by FINTRAC-USAID. Our growers farm Capsicum frutescens, Cayenne and Habanero peppers year-round to create ours just in time reliable raw material. Our product applications also extend to industrial food manufacturing uses and we already serve several multinational food companies in the region as our location supports great logistics for export.