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Chile de agua (today's sample record)

Plural: Chiles de agua

Language: Spanish

Description: "Chilli of water." It is not certain whether they are so named because they need a lot of water when they are growing or because you need a lot of water to drink when you are eating them. They are certainly quite hot. These green ripening to red, mid-size chillis are used fresh rather than dried.

Chile de agua
Hot hot chiles de agua at the lovely Restaurante El Naranjo in Oaxaca in Mexico

Pronounced: CHEE-leh deh AH-gwah
Ethnicity: Mexican
Most frequent country: Mexico

See places: Mexican food and cuisine

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