Our Organic Ground Chili Chipotle spice is made up of beautifully smoke-dried jalapenos that have been ground into a fine powder for use in cooking. Chili chipotle is generally used in Mexican, Tex-Mex and Southern US cooking. Most chili chipotles are produced in Chihuahua, a northern Mexican state where they go by the name morita. It packs as much heat as a fresh jalapeno would, with the added smoky flavor from the drying process.
The Aztecs used to smoke-dry jalapenos to preserve them, along with many other types of foods, so that they could be stored without spoiling. Smoke-drying prevented the jalapenos from rotting before they had a chance to dry in the sun, and also added flavor to the peppers.
Chili chipotles are packed full of vitamins and minerals, including capsaicin, iron, magnesium, vitamins A, B6, C and K. Chili chipotles also show promise in keeping hearts healthy and are believed to help the body dissolve fibrin, a clotting agent, to help prevent heart attack and stroke. The active component capsaicin has been credited for widening and relaxing blood vessels, improving blood flow as well as helping to manage insulin spikes in diabetics. It has also been shown to aid in weight loss by prompting the body to use fat as energy instead of storing it.
Using at Home
Organic Ground Chili Chipotle gives wonderful, smoky heat to many recipes and is generally used in Mexican and Mexican inspired dishes. Chili chipotle is fantastic in salsas, chili con carne, BBQ and hot sauces, and to add flavor to bean and lentil dishes. The ground powder is perfect to add spice to taco meat, queso and soups. By using ground peppers, it makes it possible to use in a wider variety of dishes, since the whole peppers have flesh that is thick and can be tough—compromising the moisture and textural content of the dish.
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All of our methods, are completely compatible with the full USDA Organic standard, while managing to meet - or surpass - strict FDA regulated safety standards. Our key technologies include: Steam Treated Spice, Steam Treated Spices.