Ancho Chilli

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Ancho Chilli or Poblano Chilli is a mild chilli. Ancho is the dried poblano chilli, also called "the wide chile" in Mexico. Ancho chilli is the most popular dried chilli in Mexico.

Ancho chillis are very dark red-black, wrinkled and with a flavour that is fruity with hints of tobacco and raisin coming through. Fresh poblano chillis look very much like a large sweet pepper with dark patches.

Fairly mild, fruity and mildy acidic. It is rated 3/10 with about 1500 Scoville heat units.

Further Reading

  • Hemphill, I., Hemphill, K. (2014) The Spice and Herb Bible, Robert Rose. ISBN: 9780778804932.
  • Norman, J. (2015) Herbs & Spices: The Cook's Reference, DK Publishing. ISBN: 9781465435989.