Crushed Habanero Chiles

Crushed Habanero Chiles
Crushed Habanero Chiles
Crushed Habanero Chiles Crushed Habanero Chiles
100236 001
Net Weight:
1.2 oz
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The first thing to notice about Crushed Habanero Chiles is their fragrance. Once crushed, the essence of the habanero is able to roam free. The aroma rises in a hard and fast greeting, sparking with fiery heat, dressed in the scents of tropical fruit and berry. Crushed Habanero Chiles hold 200,000-300,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), so the primary flavor is its blazing acidic heat. But once you get past the heat, the habanero is awash in sweet fruit flavors, like mango, coconut, and papaya.

Many people mispronounce the word habanero. We often pronounce the n in habanero as though it is the ñ with a tilde over it, like in the word jalapeño. This is an example of hyperforeignism, a phenomenon that happens when foreign words enter the vocabulary and we are unsure of accents and pronunciation. It is an overcorrection that commonly occurs when we mistakenly think we identify patterns in foreign loan words, but they are not actually relevant to the rules of the original language. Even though it resembles the more familiar word jalapeño, the n in habanero does not have a tilde and is pronounced simply and with no effect on the vowel that follows it; it is ha-ba-NEH-ro, not ha-ba-NYE-ro.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Mix Crushed Habanero Chiles into pepper relish, or stir into refried beans for an extra-spicy 7-layer dip, or add to cheese for unforgettable chips and queso. Mix with fresh tomatoes, onions, and cilantro for a pico de gallo that’s got mucho pico. It can stand up to strong meats so add to ground elk or venison and shake up your taco night. Steep in coconut milk for coconut curry shrimp, or blend in to ice cream for a sweet-cold heat. Habaneros are very hot and will easily make your dish too spicy to enjoy, so use in small doses! We also carry whole Dried Habanero Chiles if you prefer the whole pod.

Handle Crushed Habanero Chiles with a utensil; if you need to handle the chile flakes put on gloves first. The heat-causing capsaicin in the peppers easily adheres to skin and can cause pain where it’s had contact, and is particularly problematic should you inadvertently rub your eyes.

Our Crushed Habanero Chiles are a product of Mexico.

This product is certified kosher.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.0g0%

Dietary Fiber0.4g2%

Total Sugars0.6g

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.

4.6 out of 5
11 total ratings.

Garnett B. (Verified buyer) 12/18/2021
I love this product the I love this product the flavor is excellent The heat is mostly why I buy it, I use on or Most my foods when I’m cooking or as added to my dish I can’t say enough Try it, I Recommend it

Patti L. (Verified buyer) 06/17/2021
Nice and hot! This is my go to pepper and I've practically replaced my black pepper with this habanero pepper! It really spices up a dish!

Deborah W. (Verified buyer) 12/30/2020
Very hot! Just what l wanted.

Rod L. (Verified buyer) 02/29/2020
Crushed Habanero Chilies I’ve ordered these before, they seem a little different, they wasn’t as hot , but still good. They were called habanero chili flakes last time .

Luke J. (Verified buyer) 06/27/2019
SPICY!!! added these to a dry rub i use for smoked wings. Added a wonderful punch of heat, but be warned, they are spicy!!

timothy J. (Verified buyer) 05/02/2019
This exceeded my expectations, it This exceeded my expectations, it was exactly what I hoped for, thank you!

Patti L. (Verified buyer) 12/24/2018
Nice and hot! I have been looking for some extra Hot Chili Peppers for quite some time now. I've purchased some that claim to be extra hot but do not have that heat I am looking for. These habanero Chiles did not disappoint. I will be buying them again

big (Verified buyer) 07/05/2009
Crushed Habanero Flakes If one wants something "HOT", one can rely on that rating---

Ray K. (Verified buyer) 03/27/2021
Love Habanero Love the flavor but the flakes we’re crushed too much. Almost ground. I still love the heat and flavor.

Lee R. (Verified buyer) 05/26/2019
crushed hab I much prefer scotch bonnet flakes.
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