Mexico Chili piquin ( powder )

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Mexico Chili piquin ( powder )

Technical guide

Net weight 20 g
Price incl. tax €6.40

(échelle de Scoville F8)

Olivier Rœllinger's words

A very powerful and pungent chili, loved by Aztecs.

I use Pequin chili for all my broths, stews and shellfish sauces. A hint in a mayonnaise sauce or whipped cream is always welcome. I feel we should always put an undetectable touch of Pequin chili in all of our dishes because it gives volume and life to the flavours.


Christopher Columbus was the first to bring this devilish spice back to his queen, Isabel the Catholic of Castile. Transported east by Magellan´s expedition, chili peppers had much more success in Asia than in Europe. So much in fact, that until the nineteenth century, it was widely held that chili originally came from the East Indies, and even today many people still think that capsicum is originally from India. Although the different species all come from Central America, there are now hundreds of cultivars. These can be found throughout the world and chili peppers have become a staple of the cuisines of hot countries, from Cayenne in French Guyana and Mexico, to southern China, Africa and the Caribbean.