They come in a rainbow of colors: red, orange, yellow, green, white, and purple, and are used not only because they add a colorful note to dishes but a very spicy one as well. Ají limo is a medium-sized pepper, (about two or three inches long), and is one of the oldest and hottest found in Peru.
Some people say that the tip of each pepper is where they store most of their heat, but beware of the seeds and ribs too! They are usually eaten raw, and are a must in cebiches, vegetarian cebiches, tiraditos, and other preparations such as seafood salads. Nowadays, you can find ají limo paste in grocery stores around Lima, or even online if you are abroad.