Aji Panca is the second most common aji variety in Peru and frequently used in the Peruvian cuisine. It matures from green and yellow to a dark red burgundy color.
Aji Panca has a berry like, fruity flavor and an aromatic, smoky taste with a mild lingering heat. You can mostly find it as a whole dried chili pepper, prepared into a paste or grounded. Today Aji Panca is often used to season seafood, rice dishes, soups and sauces.