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Puya Chile F6,5 (Mexico)

Puya Chile F6,5  (Mexico)
Ingredients: Puya chile powder
A mild chile with a delicate citrus flavor that's lovely with fish and shellfish.
€6.40 20 g


Scoville Heat Unit: 6,5. This chile pepper enhances the flavors of fish sauces and shellfish broths.
  • Allergens Absent, except for cross-contamination.
    May contain traces of sesame, celery, mustard, soy.
  • Origin Mexico
  • Storage / Use In a cool, dark, dry place.
  • Scoville scale 6,5/10
€320 / kg

Olivier Rœllinger's words

Puya chile peppers have a lemony heat with a ginger-like zing. They are grown in the State of Zacatetas in central Mexico. Puya chile peppers look like elongated guajillos, but their flavor is hotter and more potent.


Chile peppers are native to Mexico and Latin America and were cultivated by pre-Colombian civilizations as early as 7000 BC. Chile peppers also figured prominently Mayan legends. Mexican chile peppers hold pride of place in our spice collection because, like chocolate, they play a magical role in Mexican cooking.

Today, chile peppers are essential to Mexican cuisine. Over 100 different varieties are grown and used throughout the country. Each has a distinct flavor profile. Traditional mole sauces, which blend ancho, mulato and pasilla chile peppers in a spicy, chocolate-based sauce, can be traced back to pre-Colombian times.

Mexican chile peppers come in many: fresh or dried, smoked or roasted, whole or powdered. The Mexican States of Puebla, Chiapas, Durango, and Chihuahua are renowned for the high quality of their chile peppers.
We work with a small Mexican cooperative that represents carefully selected growers who produce the highest-quality chile peppers throughout these regions.