De Arbol Chile Powder
The De Arbol Chile is known for its thin flesh, searing heat and woody stem. Unlike many other chiles, these retain their bright, rich color through the drying process. This conveniently pulverized version of the pepper allows for easy use and a long shelf life.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in cool, dry place.
Dried De Arbol Chiles.
De Arbol Chiles are known for their long, thin pods and thick woody stems, even contributing to the name of this chile which translates from Spanish to "treelike." This exceptionally hot pepper is used for its flavor, and is also treasured for its bright red color that maintains its hue through the drying process. These peppers are often used for decoration and wreath making to celebrate cultural heritage and vibrancy.
Part of the Capsicum annuum family, these peppers have been part of the human diet in the Americas since at least 7500 BC. While they are now staples in many cuisines, they were not introduced to Europe and Asia until the late 1400s when they were brought to Spain and quickly traded for their culinary variety and as a cheaper alternative to pricey peppercorns.
Chile de Arbol is closely related to the cayenne pepper and is popular in western Mexico, where it can be found in much of the regional cuisine. It is also commonly referred to as the "bird beak" or "rat tail" chile.
This single-variety chili powder is made by milling whole dried De Arbol Chiles and is a pure chile product. It contains no fillers and no other varieties of chile.
Elotes, or corn on the cob, are a popular Mexican street food that have made their way to restaurants and street-food carts across the U.S. The straightforward, uncomplicated heat of our De Arbol Chile Powder brings the perfect amount of spiciness to this dish, balanced by mayonnaise and Cotija cheese.