Guajillo Chile Flakes

Guajillo Chile Flakes
Guajillo Chile Flakes
Guajillo Chile Flakes Guajillo Chile Flakes
100799 001
Net Weight:
2.2 oz
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With a bold, rounded fragrance that fuses the tingle of pepper with the sweetness of ripe fruit, Guajillo Chile Flakes assert themselves from the start. Bursting with fruity complexity, these chile flakes offer a tart flavor that evokes both cranberries and dark cherries. The top notes are delicate and herbaceous, reminiscent of green tea, while the low notes are tannic and resinous with a touch of smoke. They are a mild-to-medium heat chile; they can range from 1,000-11,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), though most of them fall into the mid, 2,500-5,000 SHU, range.

In a continually expanding examination of chiles and terroir, Alejandro Tello Cristerna, the governor of the central Mexican state of Zacatecas, announced in March 2019 that he planned to file a request with the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property (IMPI) to have Zacatecas officially designated as the origin point for guajillo chiles. There is significant biological history to support this, as guajillo chiles are considered a landrace crop in Zacatecas. Zacatecas is the largest producer of guajillo chiles in Mexico, growing approximately 90% of Mexico’s crop. Tello Cristerna says that obtaining a designation of origin will increase the value of Zacatecan chiles and make them more competitive against chiles grown in other major chile-growing regions like Peru or China.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Guajillo Chile Flakes are perhaps most well-known in the US as a staple ingredient in a classic Mexican mole Poblano, but there’s so much more that can be done with them. Add guajillo flakes to braising liquid for Cuban favorite ropa vieja, or make caldo de res, a Mexican-style oxtail soup. These flakes will bring rich flavor to fava beans stewed with mint. Add to cilantro, lime juice, and oil for a basting oil and dressing for grilled chicken. Blend with tamarind for a sweet-and-sour barbecue sauce. Stir into chopped tomatoes and onion for a fresh salsa, or simmer with garlic and cilantro and blend for smooth salsa. They pair beautifully with chocolate so stir into chocolate bark, grind and add to hot chocolate, or make a chocolate-chili sauce to drizzle over luxurious, silky flan.

One teaspoon Guajillo Chile Flakes roughly equals one whole guajillo chile. We have whole Guajillo Chiles and Guajillo Chile Powder available for sale.

Our Guajillo Chile Flakes are cultivated in the USA.

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 Carbohydrate7.5g3%

Dietary Fiber3.7g15%

Total Sugars3.7g

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.

5 out of 5
5 total ratings.

Laura W. (Verified buyer) 12/18/2021
Flavorful My husband adores this pepper, so we bought in bulk! Perfect for adding a kick that’s not too strong.

Sam R. (Verified buyer) 12/23/2020
Great quality, saved lots of Great quality, saved lots of time with prep with the chilies in flake form.

ana b. (Verified buyer) 05/07/2020
Excellent Chile Flakes! We used the guajillo chile flakes in a homemade peanut-chile salsa and they truly delivered the promised smoky-fruity-earthy flavor! These flakes were perfectly dehydrated; pliable with concentrated flavor, not dry and brittle. The color they imparted was a dark red that ensured the flakes were fresh and of high quality. Will purchase over and over!

Mark W. (Verified buyer) 02/20/2020
Guajillo Flakes Product was great.

Ayn B. (Verified buyer) 02/25/2019
Good quality I will buy this product again