Scotch bonnet, also known as bonney peppers, or Caribbean red peppers, is a variety of chilli pepper named for its resemblance to a tam o' shanter hat. These peppers are used to flavour many different dishes and cuisines worldwide and are often used in hot sauces and condiments. The Scotch bonnet has a sweeter flavour and stouter shape, distinct from its habanero relative with which it is often confused, and gives jerk dishes (pork/chicken) and other Caribbean dishes their unique flavour. Scotch bonnet peppers carry a sting but they are actually very good for you. This pepper has a high heat rating and is not for the faint of tongue. The main agent of the fruit that aids in health is a substance known as capsaicin. Scotch bonnets are a good source of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B, as well as iron, niacin, riboflavin, and magnesium. They are also high in dietary fiber, phytochemicals, carotenoids, and flavonoids.