Malegueta peppers have been used for thousands of years by the natives for food and medicinal purposes. It was instrumental in the discovery of gold in Brazil.
Wherever explorers found the malagueta growing, gold was soon discovered close by, thus the Malagueta plant became a sign of good luck.
The Hot Sauce
Combining malegueta, carrot, vinegar and salt, Légal (pronounced "LAY-GAL") was discovered by an American businessman who traveled often to Brazil and loved its taste on everything from steak to fish, chicken and even rice! He soon had to have it in America!
In 2017, Légal was imported for the first time to the USA and is rapidly becoming a favorite of chefs and foodies alike.