Can ripe habaneros be green?
Habanero peppers are fully ripe when they have completely changed their final color. However, habaneros come in a variety of colors, so it depends on your variety. They are commonly orange or red, but can come in peach, yellow, brown, purple, white, and even a mustard, green-yellow color when ripe.
Are red or orange habaneros hotter?
At its mildest, the Caribbean red is nearly as hot as the hottest possible common orange habanero (which is still extremely spicy.) If comparing the mildest orange variety to the hottest possible Caribbean red, the red can be four times hotter easily.
What do habaneros do to your body?
In addition, habaneros contain significant amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A, both of which act as antioxidants, compounds that may decrease the risk of cancer by inhibiting the DNA-damaging effects of free radicals.