In almost infinite variety, chili peppers are essential in the cuisines of many cultures. Their growing popularity makes them familiar ingredients to most people. They differ in flavor and in the heat they impart to food. Try several, use very sparingly at first, and enjoy.130,000 Heat Units. African origin. Found in many oriental recipes, Birdseye Peppers can be used whole or crushed in any sauce or dish where you desire a high level of heat. Caution: When handling these peppers, wash your hands well and avoid touching your eyes and any sensitive areas or cuts.