Our Organic Ground Chili Guajillo boasts a complex range of smoky, tangy, rich, and warm flavors‰ÛÓbacked by a pungent mouth-watering aroma. Known to be a rather mild chili, measuring between 2500 and 5000 Scoville, this chili is a powerhouse of flavor that doesn't run the risk of overpowering dishes with harsh spiciness. For this reason, they are the most used chili variety in everyday Mexican cuisine‰ÛÓcommon in sauces and salsas.
Most Guajillo chilies hail from the northern dry region of Mexico and have been integral to Mexican cuisine for centuries. The processing of drying chilies likely first became popular as a means to preserve them during abundant harvests, so they could enjoy the flavors throughout the year. The reasons for drying chilies over fire is that many chili varieties are thick and fleshy, drying them in the sun took time and certain varieties tended to rot. The resulting smoky flavor became so popular that drying over fire now applies to thinner chili versions like Guajillo as well.
Like most chilies are Guajillos high in Vitamin C, B and minerals. Capsaicin, the heat component in chilies, is also believed to raise your metabolism, while creating a feeling of warmth in the body. Hot peppers have traditionally been used to assist with health problems like arthritis, cardiovascular disease, infections and respiratory issues like asthma.åÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ åÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ
Using at Home
This all-natural mix of ground guajillos is a simple and easy way to add a layers of savory richness, mild smoke, and mellow spiciness to a variety of dishes. Some traditional uses would simply be with homemade Mexican dishes, such as salsa, guacamole, mole sauces, or fajita meats‰ÛÓor you can get creative and use it to enhance the natural flavors of nearly any meat dishes, particularly when used as a rub. The spice also can be used to add a unqiue twist to rich desserts, particularly intensely dark chocolate flavored, or creamy cheesecakes.
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