Sonoran Spice's Pequin Powder has a medium heat level ranging from 30.000-60,000SHU. Pequin peppers are highly prized in Mexico, for their citrusy and nutty flavor. They have a heat level similar to Cayenne peppers. They are commonly used to make salsa, enchiladas, jellies, and more. We also sell Pequin Pepper Flakes.
Pequin Pepper Origin Pequin peppers are thought to have originated in the Mexican state of Tobasco. They go by many different names depending on the region. In Veracruz, it goes by chipaya, in Chaipas they refer to it as timpinchile, and maax'ik in the Yucatan. In other countries, it also goes by a few other names such as in Guatemala and El Salvador where it goes by the name chile petin.
What do the peppers look like? Pequin peppers are small peppers with a bright red appearance. They resemble Christmas lights and tend to grow upward from the plant. The inside flesh is orange to white in color.
Growing Season: Late January - Early August.
Nutritional Value: Chile peppers contain a high amount of vitamin C. Almost twice the number of citrus fruits.
Why buy the powder over the flakes or whole peppers? Dissolves easily making for a more constant heat level throughout the dish.
The powder is a combination of thousands of Pequin peppers. The heat level will be the average heat level of those peppers. This allows us to provide you with a more consistent product for use in recipes. While the heat level will vary from crop to crop the variation will be less noticeable compared to purchasing the whole peppers where heat differences between every single pepper will be much greater.
Cheaper to ship compared to whole peppers. The volume of powder is much less than the volume of whole peppers and flakes.
Why buy from us? Premium quality non-smoked Pequin Powder, you will taste the difference. Lightning-fast shipping time, we will ship your order in under 2 business days. Most orders ship the same day or the very next business day.
Pure, no additives. Ships in a high-quality spice jar with a sealed sifter flip top.
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