Habanero Chile Powder

Habanero Chile Powder
Habanero Chile Powder
Habanero Chile Powder Habanero Chile Powder
100351 001
Net Weight:
3.1 oz
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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.

The word habanero has long been used in the English language to represent the entire chinense species. This is also incorrect, as there have been dozens of various pod types identified within the species. It is not uncommon for some to call the Scotch bonnet a type of "habanero." That would also be wrong, as while the Scotch bonnet and habanero are both from the same Capsicum chinense species they have different pod types.

Be sure to watch out for cheap imitations that are actually a blend of habanero powder and "other spices". Our Habanero powder is pure 100% ground whole Habaneros (including the veins and seeds).



Chile heads love a good debate and there is one on where the habanero is originally from. Some believe that it is indigenous to the Amazon region of South America, while others believe that is was originally brought from Cuba to the Yucatan Peninsula. Those in the Cuban camp believe that it was in fact named after the Cuban city La Habana (which we in the US know as Havana). To add more fuel to the fire, several Mexican horticulturists also believe it was at one time imported as the habanero but it is also the only chile in the Yucatán region that does not have a Mayan name.


Where to Use

We love to use these in homemade salsas, bbq sauce and for some smoking hot chicken wings.


Flavor and Heat

Our 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.


Helpful Hints

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.

In addition to our pure Habanero powder we also carry whole Dried Habanero Chiles and Habanero Flakes and a full selection of dried chile peppers and chile powders.

If you're a big fan of Habanero heat then you'll love our Habanero Mango which is ideally suited perfect grilled chicken and our Habanero Hot Salt.

Some of our favorite recipes using Habaneros are Pineapple Habanero Salsa, Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Trinidad Curry Chicken.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat1g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.9g1%

Dietary Fiber0.9g4%

Total Sugars0.3g

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.

4.5 out of 5
26 total ratings.

John M. (Verified buyer) 04/28/2022
♥️ ♥️

Michael W. (Verified buyer) 03/20/2022
Good amount of heat and Good amount of heat and flavor plus my customers just love it in their beef jerky.

melvin b. (Verified buyer) 07/06/2020
used for snack sticks used for snack sticks

Robert S. (Verified buyer) 12/31/2019
Thanks for putting a rush Thanks for putting a rush on our order.

Elizabeth K. (Verified buyer) 12/20/2019
Great flavor! Used this powder in a custom spice blend I make for salsa and everyone loved it!

REMI M. (Verified buyer) 12/11/2019
Perfect starter Chile Perfect for waking up the Taste buds

James B. (Verified buyer) 09/19/2019
Habanero Chile powder When Cheyenne doesn’t quite cut it,this powder is just right.

Mansoore A. (Verified buyer) 08/21/2019
Spicy and tasteful If you are looking for a spicy and flavorful chilly, you found one. Really happy with my choice.

Gary P. (Verified buyer) 04/22/2019
The right spice This was the perfect addition to my BBQ sauce, in order to take it to the next level. People are loving it.

Douglas M. (Verified buyer) 10/06/2018
HABENERO powder Wow this is a very hot pepper. I use it on my BEEF JERKY. People wanted more heat in there JERKY this one delivered. I will definitely buy again...
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