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Ancho Chile Powder

1 lb bag $8.80
5 lb bag $44.00
50 lb case $440.00
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Ancho Chile Powder

Ancho chile powder is the sweetest type of chile powder on the market. The flavor is compared to that of a slightly spicy raisin . It lends a mild smoky fruity flavor to food and is a staple in authentic Mexican dishes such as tamales or enchilada sauce. Our ancho powder can be used as the only ground chile in a dish where smoky sweet flavored is desired but fiery heat is not. This spice is considered just slightly hotter than a green bell pepper and rates between 1,000 to 2,000 heat units on the Scoville scale – a rating system that ranks the degree of hotness of chili peppers. For reference, jalapeno peppers rate between 2,500 and 5,000 heat units.

There are many more uses for our bulk ancho chile powder outside of Mexican cuisine. Use it instead of black pepper to add an extra layer of flavor to meats, chicken, stewed dishes or soups. It is also delicious sprinkled on vegetables, baked potatoes or as a unique topper for popcorn.

Ground ancho chile powder is made from poblano peppers (Capsicum annuum) which originate from Puebla, Mexico. Fresh poblanos are dark green when they are young and mature to a deep reddish black as they ripen. When the ripe chilies are dried whole, they become flat and wrinkled, resembling the shape of a heart. Grinding the dried fruit produces a deep reddish brown powder which can be used alone or combined with other types of chile powder for a spicier, more complex blend.

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In addition to being packed with flavor, chile powder contains a surprising amount of nutrients. It is high in vitamins A and C and important minerals such as Iron, Manganese, Potassium and Copper. Mount Hope Wholeale offers ancho chile powder in one and five pound bags for typical kitchen use, and full cases for those that rely on it for multiple popular dishes.

Ingredients: Ground Ancho Chiles