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Whether you call these dried chiles, dried peppers, or dried chili peppers, these are the stuff of magic. From the exclusivity of being a chilehead and torturing yourself with the hottest of hot chiles to the joy of watching someone eat a chile for the first time, you are engulfed in a new, hotter world once you have got a hankering for these. Chiles are believed to be indigenous to the Andean region of Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru dating back more than 10,000 years. They were a key ingredient in the diets of the Mayans and the Aztecs and have since become a staple in diets from around the world.

If you are really into chiles, you desire not only the delightful heat, but also the unique flavors of the different chiles all around the world. Chiles can be used to add color, flavor, visual appeal, and of course heat to many cuisines. They are especially popular in the United States, the Asian Islands, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Mexico, South America, and in Southeast Asia.

Dried chile peppers have many different flavors, ranging from earthy, floral, fruity, hot, smoky, and sweet. They come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, and there are more than 3,000 known varieties around the world. There are five species within the Capsicum (C.) genus, but the two that produce the most popular chiles are Capsicum annum which tend to be larger and have more complex flavors and Capsicum frutescens which tend to be smaller, with simpler flavors and more heat. The heat of all chiles is found inside of their innards and seeds, so it can be lessened by their removal if desired.

With all of this talk about chiles, you are probably curious about chile powder versus chili powder. Chili powders are a Tex-Mex style seasoning blend that is typically made with cumin, chile powder, garlic, and oregano. Chile powders are ground chiles and nothing else. The distinction between the two is easy to remember if you think about chili being a stew of many ingredients and a chile being a single pod.

If you want complex flavors provided by the chiles, you want to look for food from the Southwestern United States, Mexico, and South America. Chefs in these regions utilize both the heat and the background flavors of the chiles to make their dishes as flavorful and rich as possible. If you are looking to have your face blown off from the pure heat a chile can give, look to the cuisines of Africa, Asia, and India, where heat is even more important that the underlying flavors of the chile.

We aim to deliver the largest variety of top quality dried chiles, chile flakes, and chile powders to our customers. It helps that we are firmly entrenched in the chilehead culture ourselves, so we know what to look for, especially since we are always looking to expand!



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Organic Red Chile Powder Hot (90,000 SHU)

Organic Red Chile Powder Hot (90,000 SHU)

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Scotch Bonnet Chiles

Scotch Bonnet Chiles

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Scotch Bonnet Chiles

Scotch Bonnet Chiles

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Granulated Goat's Horn Chile

Granulated Goat's Horn Chile

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Dried Chiles

Mild


Dried Nora Chiles

Dried Nora Chiles

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500

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Anaheim Chiles

Anaheim Chiles

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500 - 1000

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Aji Panca Chile

Aji Panca Chile

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500 - 1500

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Hatch New Mexico Red Chiles

Hatch New Mexico Red Chiles

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800 - 1400

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Organic Anaheim Chiles

Organic Anaheim Chiles

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900 - 1200

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Mulato Chiles

Mulato Chiles

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1000 - 2000

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Pasilla Negro Chiles

Pasilla Negro Chiles

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1000 - 2000

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Cascabel Chiles

Cascabel Chiles

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1000 - 2500

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Organic New Mexico Chiles

Organic New Mexico Chiles

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1000 - 2500

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Medium


Guajillo Chile

Guajillo Chile

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2500 - 5000

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Ancho Chiles

Ancho Chiles

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4000 - 9000

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Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles

Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles

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4000 - 10000

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Chipotle Meco Chiles

Chipotle Meco Chiles

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5000 - 10000

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Chipotle Morita Chiles

Chipotle Morita Chiles

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5000 - 10000

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Puya Chiles

Puya Chiles

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5000 - 10000

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Costeno Rojo Chiles

Costeno Rojo Chiles

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5000 - 15000

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Smoked Red Serrano Chiles

Smoked Red Serrano Chiles

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8000 - 18000

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Japones Chiles

Japones Chiles

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15000 - 30000

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De Arbol Chiles

De Arbol Chiles

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15000 - 30000

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Organic Chipotle Morita Chiles

Organic Chipotle Morita Chiles

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15000 - 35000

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Aji Amarillo Chiles

Aji Amarillo Chiles

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30000 - 50000

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Pequin Chiles

Pequin Chiles

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40000 - 58000

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Tien Tsin Chiles

Tien Tsin Chiles

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50000 - 70000

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Wiri Wiri Chiles

Wiri Wiri Chiles

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60000 - 80000

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Thai Bird Chiles

Thai Bird Chiles

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70000 - 130000

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Dried Birdseye Chiles

Dried Birdseye Chiles

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100000 - 225000

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Chiltepin Chiles

Chiltepin Chiles

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100000 - 250000

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Dried Habanero Chiles

Dried Habanero Chiles

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150000 - 325000

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Scorpion Chiles

Scorpion Chiles

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500000 - 1400000

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Ghost Chile

Ghost Chile

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1000000 - 9999999

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Chile Powder

Mild


California Sweet Paprika

California Sweet Paprika

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100 - 250

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Smoked Sweet Paprika

Smoked Sweet Paprika

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100 - 250

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Hungarian Sweet Paprika

Hungarian Sweet Paprika

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250 - 500

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La Vera Smoked Hot Paprika

La Vera Smoked Hot Paprika

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500 - 1000

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Organic Anaheim Chile Powder

Organic Anaheim Chile Powder

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500 - 1000

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Hatch New Mexico Red Chile Powder

Hatch New Mexico Red Chile Powder

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800 - 1400

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Pasilla Negro Chile Powder

Pasilla Negro Chile Powder

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1000 - 2000

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Organic Pasilla Negro Chile Powder

Organic Pasilla Negro Chile Powder

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1000 - 2000

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Kashmiri Chile Powder

Kashmiri Chile Powder

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1000 - 2000

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Dried Poblano Powder

Dried Poblano Powder

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1500 - 3000

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Medium


Guajillo Chile Powder

Guajillo Chile Powder

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2500 - 5000

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Organic Green Jalapeno Chile Powder

Organic Green Jalapeno Chile Powder

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2500 - 8000

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Hatch New Mexico Green Chile Powder

Hatch New Mexico Green Chile Powder

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3000 - 5000

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Green Jalapeno Powder

Green Jalapeno Powder

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3000 - 8000

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Ancho Chile Powder

Ancho Chile Powder

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4000 - 9000

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Organic Ancho Chile Powder

Organic Ancho Chile Powder

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4000 - 9000

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Sandia Chile Powder

Sandia Chile Powder

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5000 - 7000

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Green Serrano Chile Powder

Green Serrano Chile Powder

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8000 - 18000

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Smoked Red Serrano Chile Powder

Smoked Red Serrano Chile Powder

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8000 - 18000

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Chipotle Meco Chile Powder

Chipotle Meco Chile Powder

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10000 - 25000

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Red Jalapeno Powder

Red Jalapeno Powder

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12000 - 30000

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De Arbol Chile Powder

De Arbol Chile Powder

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15000 - 30000

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Organic Chipotle Morita Chile Powder

Organic Chipotle Morita Chile Powder

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15000 - 35000

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Chipotle Morita Chile Powder

Chipotle Morita Chile Powder

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16000 - 26000

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Granulated Calabrian Chiles

Granulated Calabrian Chiles

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20000 - 40000

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Cayenne Chile Powder (30,000 SHU)

Cayenne Chile Powder (30,000 SHU)

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30000 - 40000

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Aji Amarillo Chile Powder

Aji Amarillo Chile Powder

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30000 - 50000

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New Mexico Lumbre Chile Powder

New Mexico Lumbre Chile Powder

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35000

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Thai Bird Chile Powder

Thai Bird Chile Powder

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70000 - 120000

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Extra Hot Ground Red Chile Powder

Extra Hot Ground Red Chile Powder

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80000 - 90000

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Birdseye Chile Powder

Birdseye Chile Powder

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100000 - 225000

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Habanero Chile Powder

Habanero Chile Powder

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150000 - 325000

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Organic Habanero Chile Powder

Organic Habanero Chile Powder

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150000 - 325000

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Ghost Chile Powder

Ghost Chile Powder

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1000000 - 9999999

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Chile Flakes

Mild


Diced Green Bell Peppers

Diced Green Bell Peppers

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0

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Diced Red Bell Peppers

Diced Red Bell Peppers

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0

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Hatch New Mexico Red Chile Flakes

Hatch New Mexico Red Chile Flakes

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500 - 3500

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Korean Chili Flakes

Korean Chili Flakes

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1000 - 2500

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Crushed Maras Chiles

Crushed Maras Chiles

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1000 - 2500

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Granulated Goat's Horn Chile

Granulated Goat's Horn Chile

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2000

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Medium


Crushed Aleppo Chile Pepper

Crushed Aleppo Chile Pepper

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2500 - 5000

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Guajillo Chile Flakes

Guajillo Chile Flakes

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2500 - 5000

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Chile Threads

Chile Threads

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2500 - 5000

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Jalapeno Flakes

Jalapeno Flakes

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2500 - 8000

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Hatch New Mexico Green Chile Flakes

Hatch New Mexico Green Chile Flakes

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3000 - 5000

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Chipotle Morita Flakes

Chipotle Morita Flakes

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5000 - 10000

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Urfa Biber

Urfa Biber

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6000 - 8000

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Crushed Calabrian Chiles

Crushed Calabrian Chiles

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20000 - 40000

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Organic Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Organic Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

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30000 - 35000

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Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

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30000 - 35000

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Scotch Bonnet Chile Flakes

Scotch Bonnet Chile Flakes

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100000 - 300000

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Crushed Habanero Chiles

Crushed Habanero Chiles

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150000 - 325000

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Carolina Reaper Chile Flakes

Carolina Reaper Chile Flakes

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1400000 - 2000000

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Chiles by Flavor Profile

  • African Birdseye - Clean spiciness.
  • Aji Amarillo - Raisiny aroma and offers a lot of fruitiness for its heat. The fruity flavor has hints of mango and passion fruit.
  • Aji Panca - Light and fresh.
  • Aleppo - The flavor is complex, fruity and raisin-like with an undertone of earthy cumin and just a hint of salty vinegar.
  • Anaheim - Pungent and slightly sweet.
  • Ancho - A mild fruity flavor with undertones of plum, raisin, tobacco and a slightly earthy bitterness.
  • Carolina Reaper - Burn your face off heat.
  • Cascabel - A mild fruitiness with undertones of plum, raisin, tobacco and a slight earthy biterness.
  • Cayenne - A sharp heat.
  • Chilaca - A rich flavor that is tangy, pungent with undertones of chocolate and raisins.
  • Chiltepin - A smoky bite with an upfront heat that dissipates quickly.
  • Chipotle "Meco" - Smoky with a slightly spicy, grassy fruitiness.
  • Chipotle "Morita" - Smoky with a somewhat sweet, chocolatey aroma and flavor.
  • Costeno Rojo - A nutty complexity with fruity notes, green, soapy undertones and an intense, lingering heat.
  • De Arbol - A grassy flavor with a hint of nuttiness and a searing, acidic heat.
  • Domestic Paprika - Slightly sweet with an almost fresh, green quality to it.
  • Ghost Chiles - SO MUCH HEAT.
  • Guajillo - Slightly hot, but not overpowering with a simple dried chile flavor and a hint of smoky tartness.
  • Habanero - Tropical fruit flavors of coconut and papaya, with berry undertones and an acidic and intense fiery heat.
  • Hatch - Varies by variety. Can range from rich, savory and intense to earthy and sweet with undertones of cherries to extra hot.
  • Hungarian Paprika - A mild heat.
  • Jalapeno - Has an earthy and grassy flavor with a sharp heat. Less common red jalapenos also have a hint of sweetness.
  • Japones - A very clean and biting taste.
  • Kashmiri - Moderately spicy.
  • Korean Chili - Smoky and somewhat sweet with a small amount of heat.
  • Maras - The taste is slightly acidic with hints of deep earthy flavors and an aroma of dried fruit.
  • Mulato - A sweet flavor with hints of smoky chocolate, licorice, cherries and coffee.
  • New Mexico - Includes varieties such as Hatch, Lumbre, Big Jim and others. Flavors and heat level can be drastically different between these chiles.
  • Nora - Sweet and earthy.
  • Pasado - Taste like roasted green chiles.
  • Pasilla de Oaxaca - A sharp, smoky flavor with hints of tobacco and a biting heat that lingers.
  • Pasilla Negro - Pungent and tangy with chocolate and raisin notes, a rich flavor and woodsy undertones.
  • Pepperoncino - Spicy with fruity undertones.
  • Pequin - An earthy flavor with hints of roasted peanuts.
  • Poblano - A mild flavor that brings to mind a spicy bell pepper.
  • Puya - A light and fruity flavor profile with licorice and cherry undertones.
  • Red Pepper Flakes - Sharp, biting flavor.
  • Sandia - A milf fruity sweetness that brings to mind the Anaheim chile.
  • Scotch Bonnet - A sweeter of the hot chiles with a flavor profile that is reminiscent of tomatoes with hints of apple and cherry.
  • Serrano - A crisp, smoky, fruity flavor with citrus undertones and a heat that lingers.
  • Smoked Paprika - Rich in flavor and complexity with deep smoky undertones.
  • Thai - Slightly fruity with a strong spiciness.
  • Thai Bird - A clean spiciness.
  • Tien Tsin - Musty and pungent.
  • Urfa Biber - Has a smoky, earthy edge with undertones of coffee, chocolate, tobacco and raisins.
  • Wiri Wiri - A subtle yet rich fruitiness with hints of chai and teryaki.

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