Chile Peppers

Chile Peppers

Native to the Americas, Chile Peppers have been consumed by people for at least 7,500 years, and have been cultivated since 4,000 B.C. Chiles were introduced to the West via Christopher Columbus, who mistakenly called them “peppers” because of their spicy hot flavor.

Chiles are more appreciated than understood by American cooks, representing to many a whole unexplored continent of flavor and complexity that can only be unlocked through practice and experimentation. This is why we have called our chile crates “Chile Pepper Playgrounds” to encourage cooks to try a myriad of chile flavors in their everyday cooking.

Chiles are best known (in some cases notorious) for the intensity of their heat (“pica” in Spanish). This flavor, produced by the chemical capsaicin, is measured by what is known as a Scoville Heat Unit (SHU). Chiles, however, can range from 2 million to zero HSUs, with the most popular chiles (Ancho, Pasilla, and Guajillo) measuring in the comfortable 1,000 – 4,000 SHU range. Even if you don’t generally like things spicy, the herbal, tangy chile flavor coming from Ancho, Bell Peppers, and Paprika will compliment nearly any dish.

 

Habanero – 100,000 – 300,000 SHUs

Cayenne – 30,000 – 50,000 SHUs

De Arbol – 15,000 – 30,000 SHUs

Jalapeno – 2,500 – 8,000 SHUs

Chipotle – 2,500 – 8,000 SHUs

Morita – 2,500 – 8,000 SHUs

Guajillo – 2,500 – 5,000 SHUs

Cascabel – 1,000 – 3,000 SHUs

Pasilla – 1,000 – 2,000 SHUs

Ancho – 250 – 2,000 SHUs

How our Chiles stack up

 

 

 

 

 

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Bistro Blend
This blend of Central American chile flakes delivers a balanced spectrum of flavor with medium he..
$7.00
Approximately 4 ounces (~1.5 cups) in a plastic zip bag. This blend of Central American chile..
$21.00
This blend of Central American chile flakes delivers a balanced spectrum of flavor with medium he..
$10.50
Cayenne
Named after the city in French Guiana & popular in the American South, Cayenne Chile delivers..
$5.75
Approximately 6 ounces (~1.5 cups) in a plastic zip bag. Named after the city in French Guian..
$17.25
Named after the city in French Guiana & popular in the American South, Cayenne Chile delivers..
$7.50
Chile Pepper, Aji Amarillo, Ground
Aji Amarillo is native to South America.  Unlike the majority of culinary Chiles, it is not ..
$6.75
Aji Amarillo is native to South America.  Unlike the majority of culinary Chiles, it is not ..
$9.75
Aji Amarillo is native to South America.  Unlike the majority of culinary Chiles, it is not ..
$4.25
Chile Pepper, Ancho, Ground
Sometimes called “Pasilla Ancho” in the United States, the Ancho Chile is the dried version ..
$6.25
Chile Pepper, Ancho, Ground (BULK)
Approximately 5.6 ounces (~1.5 cups) in a plastic zip bag. Sometimes called “Pasilla Ancho” i..
$18.75
Sometimes called “Pasilla Ancho” in the United States, the Ancho Chile is the dried version ..
$9.00
Chile Pepper, Ancho, Whole (BULK)
Sometimes called “Pasilla Ancho” in the United States, is the dried version of the Poblano pepper..
$4.25
Approximately 2.4 ounces (~1.5 cups) in a plastic zip bag. Small red Chile that packs a punch..
$15.00
Small red Chile that packs a punch!  Ranges from 100,000 to 225,000 on the Scoville scale. &..
$5.00
Chile Pepper, Calabrian, Flakes
Fiery hot Chile with bright, tangy flavor and quickly-dissipating heat.  Considered by puris..
$7.50
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Approximately 4 ounces (~1.5 cups) in a plastic zip bag. Fiery hot Chile with bright, tangy f..
$22.50
Fiery hot Chile with bright, tangy flavor and quickly-dissipating heat.  Considered by puris..
$10.75
Fiery hot Chile with bright, tangy flavor and quickly-dissipating heat.  Considered by puris..
$7.50
Fiery hot Chile with bright, tangy flavor and quickly-dissipating heat.  Considered by puris..
$22.50
Approximately 1.6 ounces in a plastic zip bag. Fiery hot Chile with bright, tangy flavor and ..
$6.00
Chile Pepper, California, Ground
Very sweet, w/no trace of heat, this Chile is the dried version of fully-ripened Anaheim Chile. &..
$5.50
Very sweet, w/no trace of heat, this Chile is the dried version of fully-ripened Anaheim Chile. &..
$7.50
Approximately 1.3 ounces (~1.5 cups) in a plastic zip bag. Very sweet, w/no trace of heat, th..
$4.00
Popular in wreaths and other decorations because they retain a bright red color after drying, the..
$4.75
Popular in wreaths and other decorations because they retain a bright red color after drying, the..
$6.50
Chile Pepper, Guajillo, Ground
The king of Mexican Chiles, Guajillo is the dried version of the mirasol pepper.  Guajillos ..
$5.75
Chile Pepper, Guajillo, Ground (BULK)
Approximately 5.2 ounces (~1.5 cups) in a plastic zip bag. The king of Mexican Chiles, Guajil..
$17.25
Chile Pepper, Guajillo, Whole (BULK)
The king of Mexican Chiles, Guajillo is the dried version of the mirasol pepper.  Guajillos ..
$4.00
Chile Pepper, Habanero, Ground
One of the signature flavors of the Yucatan and the Mayan peninsula, Habanero brings an extreme, ..
$11.00