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What type of peppers are sport peppers?

The Sport pepper is a small green pepper which gets pickled in vinegar and turns pale green, so they are essentially pickled peppers. These peppers are never longer than 1.5 inches. The pepper resembles a small green tabasco pepper that has been pickled. They are somewhat hot and offer a tangy, vinegary flavor.

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Then, what is a sport pepper?

Noun. sport pepper (plural sport peppers) A mild chili pepper, commonly pickled and used in Southern US cooking and on Chicago-style hot dogs.

Additionally, why are sport peppers called sport peppers? A small green hot pepper pickled in vinegar, similar to a pepperoncini but always smaller. Sport is a botanical term for a sort of plant mutation and sports are sometimes used as the basis for a new cultivar of a species so it's likely that the original sense of the name was "mutant pepper".

Similarly one may ask, what is another name for sport peppers?

Chicago-style hot dog

Alternative names Red Hot
Place of origin United States
Region or state Chicago, Illinois
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Beef, poppy seed bun, yellow mustard, white onion, sweet "neon green" pickle relish, sport peppers, tomatoes, kosher dill pickle spear, celery salt

Are sport peppers hotter than jalapenos?

As a viable range, consider the serrano's heat range of 10,000 to 23,000 Scoville heat units as a typical sport pepper range. That's equal heat to jalapeño and up to nine times hotter. Though there can be a larger spread than this depending on the chili used.

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