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Ancho Chile Powder

Ancho Chile Powder

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Ancho Chile Powder

Mild Chile Pepper with a Rich, Fruity Flavor

Ancho chile powder is a spice made from dried poblano chile peppers. The poblano chile is a mild chili pepper with a rich, fruity flavor that is widely used in Mexican cuisine. When dried and ground into a fine powder, it becomes ancho chile powder.

The name "ancho" comes from the Spanish for "wide" or "broad," referring to the pepper's broad and flat shape. Ancho chile powder is known for its deep, reddish-brown color and it adds a warm, slightly smoky, and sweet flavor to dishes.

The heat level of ancho chile powder is relatively mild compared to other chili powders, typically ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). This makes it suitable for people who prefer a milder heat in their dishes. It's often used as a flavor enhancer rather than solely for its spiciness.

Ancho chile powder is a versatile spice used in a wide range of dishes, including soups, stews, sauces, marinades, and rubs for meats like pork, chicken, and beef. It's also commonly used in mole sauces, enchiladas, and salsas to provide a unique depth of flavor.

When using ancho chile powder, it's essential to remember that a little goes a long way, as it can easily overpower a dish if used excessively. To best preserve its flavor, store ancho chile powder in a cool, dry place in an airtight container.


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