Habanero chilis are very hot, rated 100,000–350,000 on the Scoville scale.
The habanero is a variety of chili pepper. Unripe habaneros are green, and they color as they mature. Common colours are orange and red, but white, brown, yellow, and pink are also seen.
The habanero's heat, its fruity, citrus-like flavour, and its floral aroma have made it a popular ingredient in hot sauces and spicy foods.
Today, the largest producer is Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Habaneros are an integral part of Yucatecan food.