Pasilla Chilli is the dried version of the Chilaca Chile. Its name is derived from the word “Pasa” in Spanish, and means “little black raisin”. It is one of the most popular Mexican chillies. It has a wrinkly, long, purple pod, with reddish overtones similar to ancho chilli peppers. It has a herb-like aroma and liquorice notes and is considered a chilli with mild heat. It is not only a key ingredient in the Mexican cuisine for making the “mole” sauce along with the Ancho and Mulato chillies but also is great for making any kind of sauce.
With similar overtones to the Ancho Chilli, the Pasilla Chilli has a herby aroma with licorice notes and a mind heat. Combined with Mulato and Ancho chillies, it is one of the key ingredients in Mexican mole sauce. Use dry or rehydrated to add an authentic Mexican flavour to many dishes and sauces.
All chillies - including Pasilla Chilli - contain capsaicin which is known to have many health benefits including boosting the immune system, eliminating inflammation and aid to weight loss. Also, it helps with arthritis, cardiovascular disease, gastric ulcers, vascular headaches, infections and respiratory conditions.
100% dried Whole Pasilla Chillies
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Aji, Red Pepper, chile negro, chile pasilla, pasilla negro, chile pasilla de Mexico.
Black Pepper is picked from the flowering vine of the peppercorn plant and is the most pungent and flavourful variety of Pepper. Black peppercorns are picked green and then dried to 12% moisture content. The whole peppercorn is great to use in grinders. It has a woody flavour with a spicy heat. Pepper is used in all cultures and all types of cuisine. Also, it is known for improving digestion.
Green Peppercorns are the unripe berries picked green from the peppercorn plant, it is the same vine that produces the black pepper. Green peppercorns are subtler in flavour than black peppercorns but have a distinct fresh hot bite. They can be used in many savory dishes and are tend to be used more for terrines, pates, or rich food like pork & duck. It is also used as a garnish and in the pepper mill mix.
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