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Chiles

Chili peppers are indigenous to the New World. Native cuisine used them to add heat and flavor to food. European explorers (who called pretty much every new spice "pepper") spread chiles to Europe and Asia, where they were soon integrated into many ethnic cuisines. There are as many kinds of chili pepper as places they're grown, from the mildest paprika pepper to the fiery hot habenero. Heat levels are ranked on the Scoville scale. The crushed red chili flakes used as pizza topping rank between 20,000 and 40,000; richly flavorful ancho goes as low as 1000 Scoville units, and habenero burns out at 200,000.

The Spice House carries a range of whole and ground dried chiles, from mild ancho to fiery habenero, jolokia, and scorpion peppers. Curious about how chili pepper heat levels compare? Check out this handy chart!

See a video of The Spice Boss give a lecture on chiles 101.

See a video of The Spice Boss explaining to you the varieties of spicy chiles.

Products

Chile De Arbol Peppers are beautiful little red chilies whose name, pepper tree, comes from the woody stem attached to its pod. They... Size Options
$4.80 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
This golden yellow chile from Peru has a sunny, delicious flavor to match its beautiful color. It has sweet fruity notes and a moderate... Size Options
$7.27 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.75 oz)
These bright, fruity Aleppo chili flakes have a tangy flavor and moderate heat, making them an excellent choice anywhere pepper flakes... Size Options
$6.15 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
Cayenne pepper spice is the hottest ground red pepper we sell; at 40,000 scoville heat units, it’s extremely hot! A little bit adds a... Size Options
$5.59 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
These soft chipotle peppers in a delicious Mexican-style adobo sauce are ready be added to any dish that needs a smoky heat. Puree or... Size Options
$5.03 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
These gorgeous fruity Morita peppers have a rich smoky taste, with moderate heat and a bright, sweet flavor reminiscent of raspberry and... Size Options
$5.59 Resealable bag, 2 ounce
Our Crushed Red Pepper Flakes have a medium heat without being overwhelming. They are often used as a table condiment, adding a pleasant... Size Options
$3.91 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.5 oz)
Jalapenos are one of the most popular peppers in the chili family, with a clean, sharp heat that compliments other flavors and dissipates... Size Options
$3.35 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1/2 oz)
These fiery chilies have several names, including Naga Jolokia, Bhut Jolokia, and poison pepper, but are best known in the US as Ghost... Size Options
$4.47 Resealable bag, 0.5 ounce
Dried green peppers are colorful, sweet, and have a concentrated flavor. These tangy green diced pieces are wonderful in soups and stews,... Size Options
$4.47 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1 oz)
This richly flavored ancho chile powder has a deliciously raisiny, fruity taste and very little heat. This ground chili pepper makes a... Size Options
$4.47 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.75 oz)
Ground from the popular Morita variety of chipotle pepper, this deep red powder has a moderate heat and a wonderfully rich fruity, smoky... Size Options
$7.27 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.75 oz)
Green New Mexican chile is a wonderful addition for sauces, salsas, a great variety of marinades, burritos, tamales, flautas, or tostadas. Size Options
$7.27 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.75 oz)
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Guajillo chilies are one of the most commonly used chilies in Mexican cuisine. With a bright, tangy flavor and a moderate fruity heat,... Size Options
$5.59 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
Packing a fiery punch, habanero is an essential flavor in Caribbean cuisine. Clocking in at a scorching 200,000 Scoville units, this... Size Options
$8.95 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
Jalapenos are one of the most popular peppers in the chili family, with a clean, sharp heat that compliments other flavors and dissipates... Size Options
$6.71 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
Also known as Anaheim peppers, New Mexican chilies have a mild heat with a pungent, sweet, earthy flavor that’s wonderful in mole,... Size Options
$5.03 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
Dried bell peppers are colorful, sweet, and have a concentrated flavor. This mix of bright red and green diced pieces is wonderful in... Size Options
$4.47 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1 oz)
Mulato chilies, one of the three peppers that form the “holy trinity” of Mexican cooking, are produced from poblano peppers that are... Size Options
$5.03 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
This organic cayenne pepper powder has all the heat and flavor of our conventional cayenne spice; at 40,000 Scoville heat units, it’s... Size Options
$6.71 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
Dried bell peppers are colorful, sweet, and have a concentrated flavor. These bright red diced pieces are wonderful in soups and stews,... Size Options
$4.47 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1 oz)
Averaging 1.2 million Scoville Heat Units, this fiery little pepper is one of the World’s Hottest Pepper. Their tangy, fruity flavor will... Size Options
$6.16 Resealable bag, trinidad moruga (0.5 ounce)
Great for adding to Szechwan and Hunan style cuisine, these little peppers can be thrown right into a stir fry. Size Options
$5.03 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
Notes of raisin, chocolate, and a dash of pipe tobacco, along with a little kick of heat make up the flavor profile of these Turkish... Size Options
$5.59 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2 oz)
A dried version of poblano peppers, the have an earthy, raisiny flavor a low heat level, making them a wonderful base for mole, chili,... Size Options
$5.03 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
Guajillo chilies are one of the most commonly used chilies in Mexican cuisine. With a bright, tangy flavor and a moderate fruity heat,... Size Options
$5.25 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
Packing a fiery punch, habaneros are essential to Caribbean cuisine. These fruity peppers clock in at a scorching 200,000 Scoville units,... Size Options
$2.79 Resealable bag, 0.5 ounce
Also known as Anaheim peppers, these chilies have a mild heat with a pungent, sweet, earthy flavor that’s wonderful in mole, enchilada... Size Options
$5.03 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
Pasillas are one of the most popular chilies in Mexico, teaming up with ancho and mulato to form the “holy trinity” used for moles.... Size Options
$5.59 Resealable bag, 2 ounce
Harissa is a common North African condiment made from chilies, oil, garlic, and spices. This traditional harissa is made on the Mahjoub... Size Options
$12.31 traditional
California paprika has a beautiful deep red color and a faint lemony topnote. It’s a great choice for garnishes, and the earthy, fruity... Size Options
$5.03 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
Half-sharp Hungarian paprika is a spicier, hotter version of Hungarian sweet paprika. Use it in place of sweet paprika anywhere you want... Size Options
$5.03 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
Sweet Hungarian paprika has a fruity, sweet pepper flavor without heat - it's not just a pretty garnishing color! The rich earthy taste... Size Options
$5.03 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
This richly flavored paprika has an earthy, fruity taste and a surprising kick of heat and of course smoke. The deeply smoky flavor is... Size Options
$6.15 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
This intensely flavorful paprika is a great way to add smoky flavor without heat. It has a rich, fruity, earthy flavor, perfect in... Size Options
$6.15 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
These bright red chilis are nicknamed African Red Devil for their fiery heat, hitting 175,000 Scoville units. They have a bright tangy... Size Options
$25.75 Resealable bag, african bird's eye 16 ounce
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Everyone’s favorite fiery Asian sauce, now in a convenient dry form! The powdered sriracha seasoning has more of the sweet chili notes,... Size Options
$7.83 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
This hot powdered salt is so terrific, we decided to name it in honor of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan. As the name implies, expect a ... Size Options
$5.59 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (2.25 oz)