What does the organic ancho chili pepper in Real Salt Organic Seasonings do?

Ancho chili pepper delivers a mild heat with a hint of sweetness.

Want to add a subtle yet savory heat to all of your favorite Mexican dishes? You’ll love ancho chili pepper. It’s the most popular chili powder used in Mexican cuisine because it has a mild heat most people can handle and a rich, smoky flavor that brings out the best in a dish. 

Ancho chili pepper is actually dried poblano pepper, which is a variety of the Capsicum annuum pepper. As you may know, poblano peppers come in different colors depending on how ripe they are when they’re picked. A green poblano is underripe and a red poblano is ripe. Ancho chili peppers come from ripe poblanos, which gives them a hint of sweetness that balances out the mild heat.

Like other chili peppers, ancho chili peppers contain the antioxidant compound capsaicin, which has been linked to a variety of health benefits. Due to its delicious flavor and healthy nature, we think it makes a great addition to our Mexican-inspired organic seasonings.  

We take great care in sourcing organic spices from companies that adhere to strict USDA federal regulations for organic food-grade products, and that includes our ancho chili pepper. The ancho chili pepper we use is also non-GMO and kosher-certified.

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