Sandia Chile Powder

Sandia Chile Powder
Sandia Chile Powder
Sandia Chile Powder Sandia Chile Powder
100937 001
Net Weight:
2.5 oz
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Fire-engine red Sandia Chile Powder is fruity, with a brisk sweetness and a straightforward, traditional New Mexico chile flavor that is wide open to a variety of uses. The heat in a Sandia pepper increases as the pepper matures, so the vibrant red color of our Sandia Chile Powder indicates that these peppers were picked at their peak maturity, and their peak heat. The heat in the Sandia falls in the medium range, measuring roughly 5,000-7,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). This makes it about three times hotter than a jalapeño.

The Sandia pepper was cultivated at the Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University. A hybrid of the Anaheim pepper and the NuMex #9 cultivar, Sandia peppers have taken their place at the table since 1956. Their thin skin makes them ideal for drying and grinding into powder; a secondary hybrid, the Sandia Select, has a thicker skin and is more suited for roasting and stuffing.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Mix Sandia Chile Powder in with ranchero sauce for crazy-good huevos rancheros. Liven up breadings for chicken tenders—or chicken-fried steak—with a tablespoon of Sandia pepper in the flour. Sprinkle some Sandia Chile Powder on avocados for kick-in-the-pants guacamole, or drizzle watermelon with lime juice and Sandia Chile Powder for a surprising take on a summer favorite.


Hungry for more information?

A Spicy Guide to New Mexican Cuisine
The Guide to Seasoning Without Salt
What's So Special About New Mexico Chiles
Flavor Characteristics of Spices


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate2.3g1%

Dietary Fiber0.9g4%

Total Sugars1.3g

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.

4.6 out of 5
10 total ratings.

Palyne G. (Verified buyer) 05/07/2021
Great for chili con carne The spices I got (several) taste fresh, and I've been making all kinds of stuff with them, including chili con carne with this stuff.

Larry T. (Verified buyer) 03/11/2021
Good product! Good product!

Diana M. (Verified buyer) 12/17/2020
Yuuummmm! Fantastic taste. Not as much required to make chili as the generic brand!

Lynne K. (Verified buyer) 05/01/2020
Fast service and great quality My first time ordering from this company. Top notch product with fast shipping. Will definitely be ordering again.

Jennifer M. (Verified buyer) 04/25/2019
I lived in New Mexico I lived in New Mexico for 5 years. I moved back to Hawaii and this chili is what i missed most. I was so happy when i received it in the mail. It is totally worth the shipping and handling.

Italia M. (Verified buyer) 01/11/2019
Tasty, fragrant and great to cook with I am really enjoying all of the chilies powders I purchase from Spices Inc. The Sandia Chili Powder is deliciously tasty.

Dennis H. (Verified buyer) 12/05/2018
Great Deals. I have been buying from Spices Inc. for several years now and have not been disappointed with what I get from them. Thank You Dennis H.

Paul S. (Verified buyer) 05/27/2018
wonderfully different flavor This chile has a more floral mild flavor than others in my varied collection from all parts of the world

william (Verified buyer) 10/18/2017
Sandia Chile Powder Fresh slightly citrus taste, and a great chile-pepper finishing aroma. The heat is mild enough to where quite a bit of Sandia can be added without the dish being too hot. Goes well with the earthy Hatch Mild, or as a spicy Southwestern substitute for Paprika.

Doug G. (Verified buyer) 06/30/2019
Little Taste or Piquancy The chile variety 'Sandia' in its fresh state does have a good chile taste and piquancy. I sprinkled this dried powder on different entrées to flavor them, covering them until they were bright red. I could barely detect any flavor. Please try a packet of 'chile de arbol' powder in the Mexican food section of the grocery store.