The Aleppo pepper has a moderate heat level of about 10,000 on the Scoville scale, with some fruitiness and mild, cumin-like undertones. Its flavor is like tomato with a little chilli kick and slightly salty flavour. It is fairly mild, with its heat building slowly, with a fruity raisin-like flavor.
Crushed Aleppo pepper can be used as a substitute for crushed red pepper or paprika.
The spice is a common ingredient in some of the dishes that comprise a meze or as a garnish.