Sonoran Spice Chipotle flakes are dried and crushed chipotle peppers. Chipotle peppers are ripe, red jalapeño peppers that have been smoke-dried, giving them a distinctive smoky flavor. The term "chipotle" originates from the Nahuatl word "chilpoctli," which means "smoked chili."
After the jalapeño peppers are harvested, they are typically left to ripen to a deep red color. Then, they are smoke-dried using various methods, such as smoking over wood fires. This process imparts the peppers with their characteristic smokiness and also helps preserve them.
Once the chipotle peppers are completely dried, they are ground into flakes, creating a spice product known as chipotle flakes. These flakes can vary in size and intensity of smokiness, depending on the specific drying and grinding process used.
Chipotle flakes are widely used in cooking to add a smoky and moderately spicy flavor to various dishes, such as soups, stews, salsas, marinades, and meat rubs. They are a popular ingredient in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines and are appreciated by those who enjoy bold and complex flavors in their food.
Shipping Configurations 1.5 oz, 3.75 oz, 8 oz, 16 oz - Ships in professionally sealed spice jars. 1 kg Ship in stand-up pouches or double lined bag if over 5 kg.
Disclaimer: Our flakes are sold by weight as they are a commodity. Since they are pure we do not add fillers so how it looks in the bottle may be different than what is shown in the pictures as the density changes with each crop. FDA-approved plastic bottles are only manufactured to specific sizes (i.e. 8 fl oz, 16 fl oz, 32 fl oz) so changing the bottle size for each crop is not possible to always make it look entirely full for every crop.