Chile Powder, Habanero
The Habanero Chile (Capsicum chinense) is one of the most intensely hot, spicy chile peppers that you will come across. The species was misnamed in 1776 by a Dutch physician who was collecting plants throughout the Caribbean for Emperor Francis I. The species was incorrectly identified as "chinense", as he believed this chile had originated in China. The name stuck, and this "Chinense" hot pepper is not from China, but originated from the Caribbean and South America region.
Habanero chiles are one the smaller end of the chile size spectrum growing to only between 3/4" - 2 1/2" long. Unripe habanero chiles are green, and typically turn either orange or red when ripe. They can also be found in a range of colors including white, brown, yellow and pink.
Habanero Chile Powder is a perfect addition to the pantry for any cook who craves flavorful heat. Our Habanero powder comes from some of the hottest chile peppers and comes in at 200,000 - 300,000 Scoville Units.
Use this powder very sparingly the first few times you add to any recipe, as it is very easy to overheat a dish. One teaspoon of Habanero Powder is equal to one fresh Habanero chile pepper.