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The Pepper People

HE SLENDER, YELLOW-GREEN  pepper is named after a blowpipe dart. Then there’s resembling a jaguar’s tooth, and extremely hot and shaped like a clay pot. Spanning from orange to green to yellow to purple, 80 distinct pepper varieties are cultivated by the Baniwa, a people who have lived in small settlements in northwestern Brazil’s Içana River basin for thousands of years.

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