Chilies

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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!


New Products

Scorpion Chiles

Scorpion Chiles

Granulated Calabrian Chiles

Granulated Calabrian Chiles

Kashmiri Chile Powder

Kashmiri Chile Powder

Organic Habanero Chile Powder

Organic Habanero Chile Powder


Chiles by SHU (Scoville Heat Units)

Dried Chiles

MildRating (SHU)
MediumRating (SHU)
HotRating (SHU)
Crazy HotRating (SHU)
Shishito Chiles100 – 1000
Dried Nora Chiles500
Anaheim Chiles 500 – 1000
Aji Panca Chile500 – 1500
Hatch New Mexico Red Chiles800 – 1400
Guindilla Chiles1000 – 2000
Mulato Chiles1000 – 2000
Pasilla Negro Chiles1000 – 2000
Cascabel Chiles1000 – 2500
Chilaca Chiles1000 – 2500
Dried Kashmiri Chiles1200 – 2000
Guajillo Chile 2500 – 5000
Ancho Chiles4000 – 9000
Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles4000 – 10000
Chipotle Meco Chiles5000 – 10000
Chipotle Morita Chiles5000 – 10000
Puya Chiles5000 – 10000
Costeno Rojo Chiles5000 – 15000
Pasado Chiles6000 – 10000
Smoked Red Serrano Chiles8000 – 18000
Japones Chiles15000 – 30000
De Arbol Chiles 15000 – 30000
Dried Peperoncino Chiles20000 – 40000
Aji Amarillo Chiles 30000 – 50000
Pequin Chiles40000 – 58000
Tien Tsin Chiles50000 – 70000
Wiri Wiri Chiles60000 – 80000
Scorpion Chiles500000 – 1400000
Thai Bird Chiles70000 – 130000
Dried Birdseye Chiles100000 – 225000
Chiltepin Chiles100000 – 250000
Dried Habanero Chiles150000 – 325000
Ghost Chile1000000 +

Chile Powder

MildRating (SHU)
MediumRating (SHU)
HotRating (SHU)
Crazy HotRating (SHU)
Kashmiri Chile Powder1000 – 2000
California Sweet Paprika100 – 250
Smoked Sweet Paprika100 – 250
Hungarian Sweet Paprika250 – 500
Organic Anaheim Chile Powder500 – 1000
La Vera Smoked Hot Paprika500 – 1000
Piment d’Espelette500 – 4000
Hatch New Mexico Red Chile Powder800 – 1400
Pasilla Negro Chile Powder1000 – 2000
Organic Pasilla Negro Chile Powder1000 – 2000
Dried Poblano Powder1500 – 3000
Guajillo Chile Powder2500 – 5000
Organic Green Jalapeno Chile Powder2500 – 8000
Red Jalapeno Powder2500 – 8000
Hatch New Mexico Green Chile Powder3000 – 5000
Green Jalapeno Powder3000 – 8000
Ancho Chile Powder4000 – 9000
Organic Ancho Chile Powder4000 – 9000
Sandia Chile Powder5000 – 7000
Chipotle Morita Chile Powder5000 – 10000
Smoked Red Serrano Chile Powder8000 – 18000
Green Serrano Chile Powder8000 – 18000
Chipotle Meco Chile Powder10000 – 25000
Granulated Calabrian Chiles20000 – 40000
De Arbol Chile Powder15000 – 30000
Cayenne Chile Powder (30,000 SHU)30000 – 40000
Aji Amarillo Chile Powder30000 – 50000
New Mexico Lumbre Chile Powder35000
Thai Bird Chile Powder70000 – 120000
Cayenne Chile Powder (90,000 SHU)80000 – 90000
Birdseye Chile Powder100000 – 225000
Habanero Chile Powder150000 – 325000
Organic Habanero Chile Powder150000 – 325000
Ghost Chile Powder1000000 +

Chile Flakes

MildRating (SHU)
MediumRating (SHU)
HotRating (SHU)
Crazy HotRating (SHU)
Diced Green Bell Peppers0
Diced Red Bell Peppers0
Hatch New Mexico Red Chile Flakes500 – 3500
Korean Chili Flakes1000 – 2500
Crushed Maras Chiles1000 – 2500
Crushed Aleppo Chile Pepper2500 – 5000
Chile Threads2500 – 5000
Guajillo Chile Flakes2500 – 5000
Jalapeno Flakes2500 – 8000
Hatch New Mexico Green Chile Flakes3000 – 5000
Chipotle Morita Flakes5000 – 10000
Urfa Biber6000 – 8000
Crushed Calabrian Chiles20000 – 40000
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes30000 – 35000
Organic Crushed Red Pepper Flakes30000 – 35000
Scotch Bonnet Chile Flakes100000 – 300000
Crushed Habanero Chiles150000 – 325000
Carolina Reaper Chile Flakes1400000 – 2000000

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