Species: Capsicum Annuum
Heat Level: 5,000 to 10,000 SHU (Scoville heat units)
Chipotle peppers are very common to Mexico and the US. They were primarily grown and harvested in Mexico until recently. They have gained popularity in the US and other regions around the globe over the last few years.
Chipotle peppers have a variety of uses including smothered with Adobo Sauce to be preserved by canning. Usually the smaller peppers are chosen for this type of storage.