Whole Spice Company | Guajillo Chili Powder

The Guajillo Chili Pepper is the most common chile in Mexico after the Ancho. The flavor of the Guajillo is distinct, slightly fruity with a strong piney, berry under taste. Guajillo, a mildly hot chile, flavors dishes easily- a little goes a long way. This chile measures 3 to 5 inches in length and is about 1 inch wide. The color is a brick red with deep burgundy tones and the skins is smooth. This chili is between a 2-4 on the heat scale of 1 - 10. Guajillo, combined with the Pasilla and Ancho, form the "holy trinity" of chilies used to prepare the traditional mole sauces. Use in sauces, salsa, soups and your favorite chile. Scoville heat units 2,500 to 5,000.