New Mexico takes great pride in their chiles. The state motto is, "red or green?" Enjoy the delicious flavor of New Mexican red chiles in a convenient powdered form. If you're making a salsa or soup, this is a much simpler way to add chiles to your recipes without rehydrating and pureeing the whole pepper. New Mexican chiles have a versatile flavor and heat level comparable to cayenne. Their heat ranges from 700 to 4,000 Scoville heat units. You may find this chile as a more complex alternative to cayenne in your recipes.