Habanero Chiles

Habanero Chiles
Habanero Chiles
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1 oz
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Dried Habanero Chiles

The Dried Habanero Chile is famed for its intense heat, but it’s got so much more to offer a dish besides fired-up spice. At first glance this chile is unassuming; it’s cute and small, only about 2 inches long, and kind of boxy. Habaneros give off a lightly fruity, floral perfume; behind the florals lies a nose-prickling scent of something else. That something else is 200,000-300,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), which helps categorize hot peppers by how much of the chemical compound capsaicin is held in its walls. Jalapeños, for comparison, clock in at around 5,000 SHU, so a habanero is 50-60 times hotter than a jalapeño. The flavor of the Habanero pepper is pungent with hints of tropical papaya, coconut, and berry. The heat is quick-hitting and lingers.


There is some debate as to where the habanero originated. Some believe that it is native to the Amazon region of South America. Others believe that it was originally brought to the Yucatan Peninsula, where it primarily grows now, from Cuba. The connection to Cuba is apparent in the name; habanero translates as “from Havana”, and it’s believed it was so named because there was heavy trade between Cuba and the Yucatan. Seeds of a domesticated habanero ancestor were found in a cave in Peru, dating back to about 7500 BCE. The history is murky but the facts are clear; habaneros, regardless of their origins, have been an important agricultural crop for almost as long as there has been formalized agriculture.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Because habaneros are so hot, they are generally used in small increments. Grind into tomato salsa, mix with fruit for a fruity-hot tropical sauce. Add to barbecue sauce. Make a pepper jelly. Rehydrate, thinly slice, and add on top of pizza, or mix with mango for a tropical sauce for fish or shrimp. Sauté with onions and garlic and make a kicking base for chili. Mix with brown sugar for a sweet-heat wing sauce.

When handling habaneros, wear rubber gloves. The capsaicin in the peppers can easily adhere to fingers and create a burning sensation on the hands that can last for hours. It’s also easy to inadvertently rub the eyes with chile pepper fingers, which is terribly painful. We also carry Habanero Chile Powder if you prefer not to worry about grinding them yourself.

There are approximately 25 habanero chiles per ounce.

Our habaneros come from Mexico.

This product is certified kosher.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 chile, 1g

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate0.6g0%

Dietary Fiber0.1g1%

Total Sugars0.4g

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.

4.1 out of 5
15 total ratings.

sheryl b. (Verified buyer) 07/01/2021
Delish Delish

Anthony M. (Verified buyer) 04/14/2021
Very nice. Enjoyable and flavorful. Very nice. Enjoyable and flavorful. These are a safe bet. You can't go wrong here.

Mike O. (Verified buyer) 09/13/2019
Yea baby I use the flavor and heat in a home made rub. Spices always has the selection and size I want. Handwritten note on all orders. Love them

Ayn B. (Verified buyer) 03/23/2018
Nice product I am very happy with my order

sheryl b. (Verified buyer) 03/16/2018
On Fire These are potent little Smokey devils! Love toasting and grinding them up and putting them in oils and recipes

john (Verified buyer) 06/14/2015
Dried Habanero Chiles Great quality. I bought the 1 pound bag. At whole foods they are $1.00 per pepper. I was drying my own until I found these. I make habanero salt and season sweet potato fries with them.

Ann (Verified buyer) 08/17/2013
Dried Habanero Chiles Great price, good quantity, excellent shipping/packaging so they were in good condition on arrival and easy for storage. thanks!

Anonymous (Verified buyer) 02/07/2011
Dried Habanero Chiles Dried Habanero Chiles

Jack w. (Verified buyer) 05/06/2020
Disappointed These Habanero Chiles were not 100% dried. I have purchased dried Habemero Chiles in the past and when I received my order the chilies very dry. I was able to crush them in my palm into tiny flakes. These chilies were pliable. Jack

clifton b. (Verified buyer) 10/09/2019
A lotta peppers I ordered a lotta peppers, I'm sure you get much larger orders but for me to $200 plus dollars worth of Peppers is a lot of peppers. Among those peppers I ordered, 5 pounds of mulato peppers, 5 pounds of guajillo peppers, five 1 pound bags of birds eye peppers, one 1 pound bag of ghost peppers and, one 1 pound bag of ghost peppers. While I understand that you can't fully dehydrate the peppers for shipping reasons to prevent them from being crushed to dust before they reach their destination I found that after I received the peppers and finished the dehydration process, the most expensive peppers (the Habanero & Ghost chillies) lost over 30% of their weight while the others lost considerably less. The birds eye chillies faired the best and only lost approximately 12%. So, it would appear to me that on the most expensive peppers I paid for extra water weight. In fact the ghost peppers bag had a small amount of condensation in the bag but all the peppers were clean and in good condition. Over all the peppers were good it just seemed a little odd that the more expensive peppers still maintained the highest water quantity.
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