Organic Anaheim Chile Powder

Organic Anaheim Chile Powder
Organic Anaheim Chile Powder
Organic Anaheim Chile Powder Organic Anaheim Chile Powder
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Organic Anaheim Chiles, Capsicum annuum, are also called Anaheim Peppers, California Chile Peppers, and when dried may be referred to as chili pasado or chile seco del norte. They're just a bit hotter than a bell pepper and are grown in California.

Closely related to the Hatch New Mexico chile, these California grown chiles are a darker, deeper red than their cousins from Hatch, which have a brighter, glossier red color. An Anaheim chile pepper is technically a mild variety of the New Mexico chile pepper cultivar No. 9. The California produce industry's name for this California raised New Mexican chile pod type is "Anaheim".  

Anaheim chiles are sold fresh and are also available roasted, dried, ground or canned. When canned, these chiles are usually labeled simply as "green chiles".


History of Anaheim Chiles

Growing up in California in the 19th century, Emilio Ortega was the 11th of 13 kids. His fascination with chiles began when he moved to New Mexico in 1890 where he discovered the state's popular big red chiles. As Emilio experimented with more chiles he found he preferred the flavor of the green chiles before they matured to a reddish color. When he returned to California in 1896, he brought with him seeds of some of the chiles he had grown to love while in New Mexico. Back home with his family in Ventura, California, Emilio planted the chile seeds and those chiles thrived in the temperate climate of Ventura. Soon, Emilio had so many chiles he had to start giving them away. 

The chiles became so popular in Anaheim that they became referred to as Anaheim chiles. Ortega discovered that the green chiles could be roasted, peeled, seeded and washed and then preserved in glass jars for some time. The budding entrepreneur found that cans were easier to handle than glass jars and in 1898 he launched the Ortega Chile Packaging Company -- the first commercial food operation in the state of California! His company later became known simply as Ortega which has remained one of the largest Mexican food companies in the country.

Anaheim chiles are a mild variety of New Mexico chile peppers that were first propagated by Dr. Fabian Garcia more than 100 years ago at New Mexico A & M (known today as New Mexico State University) as he was seeking a chile pepper that was bigger, fleshier, and milder than the New Mexican varieties that were available at the time. 

Since they're indigenous to New Mexico and closely resemble chiles from that region, these chiles are often mistaken for New Mexico chiles. But, because of the soil and climate differences, the Anaheim chiles tend to be milder than their New Mexico cousins. 


Anaheim Chile Cultivation

Anaheim chile peppers can grow between 5"- 8" long and about 2" wide and ripen from greenish-yellow, to yellowish-orange to red. They grow from seedlings and are planted when the night time temperature is consistently above 55° F and the daytime temperature is around 65° to 70° F. They mature in 74 to 80 days.

The chiles used to make our organic Anaheim chile powder are grown in California.


Flavor Profile

The flavor is mildly pungent with a somewhat sweet flavor. 


How Hot are Anaheim Chiles

This is a very mild chile in comparison to other chiles coming in at just 500-1000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). 


Cooking with Anaheim Chiles

The Anaheim Chile's principal use is for canning, though they are also sold widely as a fresh market mild chile pepper and in smaller amounts dried (both whole and ground). Fresh Anaheim chiles are commonly used to make chile rellenos. 

If you're not a fan of chiles with heat but enjoy chile flavor more on the mild side, then this is the chile for you! We like to add organic Anaheim chile powder to breakfast burritos, egg dishes, soups, stews, vegetable dishes and in a red sauce used on enchiladas or in tamales. 

Anaheim chiles pair well with aged cheeses, fresh young cheeses, pork, poultry, corn, tomatoes, eggs and black beans.

Works well in combination with cumin and coriander.


Anaheim Chile Powder Substitution and Conversions

You can substitute organic Anaheim chile powder in any recipe calling for either New Mexico chile powder or Guajillo chile powder.

One teaspoon of organic Anaheim chile powder is equal to about one whole Anaheim chile pod. 


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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 Carbohydrate2.5g1%

Dietary Fiber1.0g4%

Total Sugars1.4g

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.

5 out of 5
19 total ratings.

Earl S. (Verified buyer) 03/31/2021
The unnoticeable heat and lightly The unnoticeable heat and lightly sweet almost tomato like flavor makes this the perfect Red Pepper for my Original Recipe replica seasoning.

Dwight W. (Verified buyer) 01/16/2021
Tastes Fresh Wow! Fresh taste, just right on heat. Great pepper flavor.

Arlene W. (Verified buyer) 01/15/2021
One of my favorites. I One of my favorites. I use this on almost everything. I buy by the pound.

Myra B. (Verified buyer) 12/15/2020
The best. The best.

bob g. (Verified buyer) 12/10/2020
excellent in every way . excellent in every way . have used many times and it is very high quality

Ernie P. (Verified buyer) 11/26/2020
Pazole If you’re looking for great tasting Chile powder for your Pazole, this is the one!!!

Linda H. (Verified buyer) 10/24/2020
Great! Love this! I’ll be getting more.

Eric W. (Verified buyer) 10/15/2020
The Best Anaheim Chile Powder - Period! Use this on all meats and fish for a depth of flavor that can’t be beat!

Phillip B. (Verified buyer) 10/13/2020
Great spice and great service. Great spice and great service. One of the glass jars in my first order was broken in the box. The broken jar was quickly replaced, no questions asked. Will order again.

Ronald S. (Verified buyer) 05/27/2020
Great Great
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