Chiles

From perfectly mild to fiery heat, our comprehensive portfolio includes the largest selection of chiles to add authentic flavor, varying levels of heat and brilliant color to food & beverage products.

Ingredient Offering

With seed to factory management in the American Southwest and farmer relationships in India and Mexico, we offer the broadest range of red, green and specialty chiles in a variety of formats.

Ground

We take dried chiles and grind them to a powder-like consistency. This gives it a longer shelf life than fresh chiles and makes it easier to store.

Brined

Brining transforms fresh and firm chiles to a format that is softer and tangier, by gentling cooking them in a high-concentration solution of salt water.

IQF

The Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) process is used on food items that need to be preserved individually, rather than as a whole piece – making it much easier to work with.

Dehydrofrozen

DHF products are preserved by evaporating 50 – 60% of the chiles’ water before freezing. This allows the chiles to rehydrate quicker than with fully dehydrated products.

Dehydrobrine

Made using a high acid, high salt, coupled with a required hold time before shipping to render the product shelf stable at ambient temperatures with no thermal processing.

Paprika

A low-heat pepper that is a great vehicle for adding red color to sauces, soups, stews and salad dressings. Our proprietary paprika seeds are grown in the Southwestern US by farmer partners who have been working with us for decades. Once harvested, the chiles are brought to our processing facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico for cleaning, washing, drying and grinding. 

Chili pepper

Chili peppers have been used in many different cuisines around the world for centuries, to provide a light, mild heat. Our chili pepper products are prepared from fresh peppers that were grown in the Southwestern US and dehydrated, milled to desired particle size, blended and processed at our facility in Las Cruces, NM to achieve desired pungency, color, and flavor.

Chili powder

Made from one or more of our chili pepper types, combined with salt and spices. This product works well in Mexican dishes varying from chili con carne to enchiladas with red sauce and as a seasoning or natural coloring additive in savory sausages, hearty chilis, long simmering stews, spicy breadings and colorful egg dishes. Our dried chili powder is sure to mildly heat up any application.

Red chili

High heat with a touch of fruitiness, this chili can be used to bring bold spice to Southern, Caribbean, Mexican, South American and Indian cuisines or mixed with vinegar to create a liquid hot sauce. Grown and processed in India, this chili is also available in a crushed format. These vibrant flakes with seeds add punch to your applications both visually and from a flavor standpoint.

Speciality chiles

From bright yellow, Peruvian Aji Amarillos to the infamous green Hatch Chiles, which are exclusively grown in Hatch Valley, New Mexico, our range of specialty chiles is sure to meet your spice needs. Whether you’re looking for a hot heat, a subtle spice or to add natural, bright colors, it is likely you will find it in our portfolio.

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