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Top 10 Substitutes for Anaheim Peppers

Anaheim peppers are a popular pepper today and used in a variety of dishes. However, if you find yourself out and needing them to finish your recipe or if you just want to bring up or down the heat, we have 10 great substitutes for you.

Anaheim Peppers have a mild flavor, with a Scoville heat unit (SHU) rating of about 500 to 2,500. While mild as far as peppers go, they can still pack a bit of a punch with a spicier Anaheim having similar heat to a mild jalapeño. Typically measuring 6 to 10 inches long, they have a green color when unripe and turn red when fully ripe. However, their green unripened state is the most commonly used in cooking as they lose some of their sweetness when fully ripe.

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