Birdseye Chile Powder
Bird's Eye Chile Powder is made from the bird's eye chile, also called "piri piri" chile, and closely related to tabasco peppers. Most popular in eastern Asian cuisines, these chiles are full of heat and authentic flavor.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a cool, dry place.
Birdseye chiles. Processed in Africa on equipment that also processes peanuts.
Bird's Eye Chiles are very popular in the cuisines of Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. While they are most popular in these areas now, they were have their origins in South America and Mexico and were later introduced to Asian cultures through Spanish and Portuguese traders. It was not until the 15th century that the hot pepper was introduced to Europe by the Spanish as a replacement for pricey black peppercorns.
A member of the Capsicum family, Bird's Eye Chiles are not only full of heat, but long regarded for healing abilities and health boosting properties. Ancient cultures have used the pepper to help with cardiovascular ailments, pain management and digestive issues.
The punchy Vietnamese flavors of lemongrass, bird’s eye chile, basil and cilantro give this tofu stir-fry satisfying complexity with a not-so-subtle hit of heat.