The Habanero originate from Cuba, Habanero Means "native from Habana". Today, the largest producer is Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Other modern producers include Belize, Panama (locally named ají chombo), Costa Rica, Colombia and parts of the United States, including Texas, Idaho, and California. While Mexico is the largest consumer of this spicy ingredient, its flavour and aroma have become increasingly popular all over the world.
The Habañero is an integral part of Yucatecan food. Habanero chillies accompany most dishes in Yucatán, either in solid or purée/salsa form.