Pequin Chiles

Pequin Chiles
Pequin Chiles
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Pequin chile pepper (pronounced “puh-KEEN”), Capsicum annuum, are also called pequin pepper, chili pequin, or just pequin. Pequin peppers are roughly ½" long by ¼" wide with an elongated, oval shape that tapers to a point at the end. They are reddish-orange in color, and the skin is mostly smooth, with a bit of wrinkling.

It’s believed that the word pequin comes from the Spanish word pequeño, which means “small”, so Pequin chile means "tiny chile." These chiles are some of the tiniest of the Capsicum annuum species. 

There are approximately 50 chiles per ounce.

5 Pequin peppers = approximately ½ teaspoon Pequin chile powder.


Flavor profile


Pequin Peppers are mellow and nutty, with hints of citrus fruit. It has deep, smoky undertones.


Heat Level


We consider Pequin peppers to be a hot chile, since they measure 30,000 to 60,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).


How To Use


Pequin chile peppers can be added early to a dish to flavor bean dishes, ceviche, chilis, noodles, rice, sauces, soups, and stews. They are ideal for sautéing, simmering, and stir-frying. They can also be ground or crushed and stirred into seasoning blends or sprinkled over meats, pasta, or pizza.

Use this to make a Spicy Pequin Oil that you can drizzle over salad or as a dipping oil for bread. We also used them in this Carne Adovada, a traditional New Mexican dish. Their strong flavor stands up well against other strong flavors, so stir some into Black Bean and Corn Salsa or Mexican Chicken Chili. Add some real heat to your summer and sprinkle over Mexican Street Corn – Elote. Use this chile anywhere you want some bold heat that will linger.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size3 peppers (10g)

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat1g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate7.0g3%

Dietary Fiber3.0g12%

Total Sugars4.0g

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
7 total ratings.

William B. (Verified buyer) 01/10/2022
Extreme quality. The chilies are beautiful and delicious. Even the packaging is 5 star!!! I love Spices Inc.!!! Will order from them every time!!! - Chef Billy

JIM M. (Verified buyer) 01/28/2021
Great substitute My wife was making Dragon Dust a mixture we used to get from the now closed Blue Dragon in Kawahaei. We could not get Hawaiian peppers on mainland so we used these and the dust is super!!

Daniel H. (Verified buyer) 11/22/2020
Favorite These are the perfect Chile to add heat but also retain flavor.

Sandra C. (Verified buyer) 09/07/2020
My husband likes them a My husband likes them a lot I grind them up and my husband puts them on everything.

tracy k. (Verified buyer) 04/12/2020
nice heat and flavor nice heat and flavor

Francisco R. (Verified buyer) 04/06/2020
Praying Chiles The Chile’s are excellent. The transaction when smoothly and the shipping was fast. Super service.

Larry M. (Verified buyer) 10/25/2019
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