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Pasilla de Oaxaca

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Pasilla de Oaxaca - CAPSICUM ANNUUM

(Smoked Chile) Available in 1 OZ.

These are smoked pasilla chiles that are grown in the Oaxacan region of Mexico. While closely related to the better known Pasilla Negro Chiles that are grown further north in south central Mexico, the chile Pasilla Mixe is native to the northeastern highlands of the Sierra Norte region of Oaxaca and true Pasilla Mixe chiles can only be from that area. Chiles, like olives and wine, are affected by terroir; their flavor and heat is very closely linked to where they’re grown. The Pasilla de Oaxaca is best known of the chiles from this region. They are harvested and then smoked dried for 2-3 days.

While the chiles are grown in throughout the region, its birthplace and original producers are from the towns of Santa María Alotepec and Santiago Atitlán.

Oaxaca is home to one of the world's most diverse collections of chiles. The state of Oaxaca is located in the south of Mexico, bordered by the states of Chipas (to its east), Guerrero (to the west), Puebla (northwest), Veracruz (northeast) and the Pacific Ocean to the south. While representing less than 5% of Mexico's total land mass, Oaxaca covers more than 36,000 square miles. Oaxaca is known for three mountain ranges converging together (Sierra Atravesada, Sierra Madre de Oaxaca and Sierra Madre del Sur. Oaxaca has one of the most rugged terrains in all of Mexico, while throughout the mountain ranges are numerous narrow valleys, canyons and ravines that grown some of the finest chiles in the world.


The fruit, fresh or dried, chopped or powdered.


Widely used in cooking.



Specific: Excessive use may cause gastrointestinal irritation. Not to be exposed to broken skin or eyes.
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