Aji Amarillo Chile Powder

Aji Amarillo Chile Powder
Aji Amarillo Chile Powder
Aji Amarillo Chile Powder Aji Amarillo Chile Powder
100753 001
Net Weight:
3.1 oz
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"Aji" means chile pepper in Spanish, and "amarillo" means yellow. These are called "yellow chile peppers" as the yellow color appears when cooked, as they mature the Aji Amarillo chile pods turn a deep orange color. The Aji Amarillo Chile is thought to have originated in Bolivia or Peru and it is believed to have been domesticated in Peru about 2500 B.C. Also known as Aji Escabeche, Yellow Chile, Peruvian Chile and is frequently called Cusqueno when in the dried form.

 If you've ever had Peruvian food, there's a good chance you've tasted this under appreciated chile. The Aji Amarillo is considered part of the holy trinity of Peruvian cuisine along with garlic and red onions.

From the C. baccatum species, the Aji Amarillo chile pods are 4-5 inches long and are considered a hot chile coming in at 30,000 to 50,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). Our ground Aji Amarillo chile is a handy chile powder that we have gotten numerous requests for from some of our most passionate chile head customers.

Sometimes compared to the Scotch Bonnet but with a bit less fire, the Aji Amarillo chle has a raisiny aroma and offers a lot of fruitiness for its heat. The fruity flavor has hints of mango and passion fruit while the fruitiness is different from other chiles, such as anchos, as it is less sharp, but with more of a subtle full body. Considered a true Latin American chile it's well worth seeking out the Aji Amarillo as its unique flavor is nothing like the better known Mexican and Caribbean chiles.

 In Peruvian cuisine you'll find Aji Amarillos used mostly with root vegetables, ceviche, some seafood dishes and in the classic Peruvian dish, Peruvian Beef Stew. We also like use them in rice, salsas, sauces and stews for a surprising and unexpected flavor.

We like to use Aji Amarillo chile powder in place of hot chiles such as chipotle, cayenne and habanero for a nice change of pace in spice blends like chili powder, chicken rubs and of course pork rubs. This is a perfect versatile chile powder to add to any well stocked spice cabinet and you'll soon find yourself using in many dishes.

As a general rule of thumb use 1-2 teaspoons of Aji Amarillo chile powder when substituting for a recipe that calls for a Aji Amarillo chile.

We offer a growing selection of dried chiles, chile flakes and chile powders that any serious chile head is in search of.

** This product is certified kosher.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate2.1g1%

Dietary Fiber0.9g4%

Total Sugars1.2g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.9 out of 5
12 total ratings.

Edward K. (Verified buyer) 04/22/2021
It was good, Lots of It was good, Lots of heat.

Italia M. (Verified buyer) 01/19/2021
Great for Latin American soups with a kick. Perfectly hot/spicy, smells wonderful and the flavor is delicious. It is also yellow not red as the name describes it and so I use it as a replacement for saffrom with a kick, which makes my chicken soup delicious.

Lovel G. (Verified buyer) 12/16/2020
Fresh, flavorful & not too Fresh, flavorful & not too hot.

Kurt Z. (Verified buyer) 11/20/2020
Aji Amarillo Chile Deep yellow/orange color, spicy/floral scent and the unique flavor of Aji Amarillo. My Father, born in Piura Peru, would approve!

jack H. (Verified buyer) 11/18/2020
Aji Amarillo Chile Powder All I can say is it's great stuff. I use not only in Mexican dishes but in my Omelet Mixes Pasta Sauces and in my Chicken and Steak Rubs. I highly recommend Aji Amarillo Chile Powder, especially if you like Chile Powders for your cooking. Plus Spices Inc. has been good to me over the years...I highly recommend this company to do business with.

Alan G. (Verified buyer) 09/03/2020
Excellent I made a pot of Chile with three of your Chile powders, pasilla negra, chile arbol and aji amarillo. Most excellent flavors! I’ve also used arbol in chicken adobo, very good also. Great stuff!

Philip V. (Verified buyer) 07/26/2020
Excellent ground chiles As usual, the ground chiles I ordered from Spices Inc. arrived on time. Excellent, quality ground chile.

Dennis S. (Verified buyer) 09/04/2019
beauty Very nice looking powder that tastes great on just about anything if you like heat.

warren b. (Verified buyer) 01/09/2019
Absolutely delicious, perfect consistency, the Absolutely delicious, perfect consistency, the real deal.

tony g. (Verified buyer) 10/23/2018
Aji Amarillo I like it very much. Very fruity and a bit hot. That is what I was looking for. Hot, but with taste. Good item.
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