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Chilaca

Color

Dark red-chocolate color. Also known in Mexico as “chile Negro.”

Flavor

Mild chile flavor with a lovely sweet note, somewhat like a pungent red bell pepper.

Typical Pungency Range

1,000-2,500 SHU

Possible Applications

Traditionally accompanies soups and mole. Popular in Western Mexico, especially Jalisco, in fresh salsas.