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Our Chimayo Heirloom chile is grown from the original Chimayo seed passed down through generations of growers in the valley within the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The chile pods are small and therefore more difficult to process. Chimayo Heirloom Chile has a unique, rich and earthy flavor. The availability of this chile is limited and it is the most expensive variety.
Sun-dried chile requires a longer process than oven-dried, and one in which nearly everything is done by hand. This chile retains its natural orange color as it is not darkened in an oven. The taste is rich, earthy and sweet. The availability of sun-dried chile is more limited and this chile is more expensive. Once you taste the difference you’re hooked! Our growers are from Chimayo and other locations in northern and southern New Mexico.
Most often, chile powder sold in stores is a mixture of additional ingredients such as garlic powder, cumin or oregano. Rest assured that our Sun-Dried Heirloom Chile is 100 percent chile.
We have several varieties, heats, and two textures (powdered and ground).