Organic Ancho Chile Powder
This Organic Ancho Chile Powder is a dried, pulverized version of the poblano pepper. Full-flavored and spicy, this convenient powder provides a great way to add mild heat and a mellow chile flavor to recipes.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a cool, dry place
Dried organic ancho chiles
The ancho chile is often mislabeled as a pasilla or mulato pepper, but is simply a dried version of the popular poblano pepper. Mostly grown in Mexico, the word "ancho" (pronounced "AHN-cho") means wide, referring to its flat heart shape. Ancho chile is a primary ingredient in traditional Mexican mole sauces, dating back to the origin of the sauce when it was was invented in the 16th century by Sor Andrea de la Asuncion, a Dominican nun in the city of Puebla.
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 1400's, when they were brought to Spain and quickly traded for their variety and as a cheaper alternative to the pricey peppercorns.
Ancho chile powder turns pork spicy, smoky. The aromatic flavors of cinnamon, cloves and allspice harmonize well with our Ancho Chile Powder to create a deliciously spicy dish.