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First of all, you might have seen it spelled as peri peri and wonder Is Peri Peri the same as Piri Piri? The answer is YES!
Spelling variations occur from country to country, however, it all is rooted in the same Portuguese African Spice Blend.
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History of Piri Piri
Piri Piri was created somewhere in the 15th century when the Portuguese first came into contact with the Malagueta pepper, sometimes referred to as African bird’s eye chili pepper.
The Malagueta peppers were mixed with spices and herbs from Europe, creating a fusion spice blend called piri piri, which means pepper pepper in Swahili.