Sun-Dried Red Heirloom Chile, Caribe (crushed) Lumbre (Extra Hot)
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Sun-Dried Red Lumbre Heirloom Chile, crushed, Extra Hot
The Lumbre is a chile with a kick. Grown in the famed Hatch region of New Mexico, this chile rates at around 35,000 Scoville Heat Units. Lumbre means fire in Spanish and this chile lives up to the name. Capsicum annuum is the scientific name of all varieties of New Mexican chiles, the variety names simply come from the way they have been cultivated or developed to grow and taste a specific way.
Sun-dried chile requires a longer process than oven-dried, and one in which nearly everything is done by hand. This chile retains its natural orange color as it is not darkened in an oven. The taste is rich, earthy and sweet. The availability of sun-dried chile is more limited and this chile is more expensive. Once you taste the difference you’re hooked! Our growers are from Chimayo and other locations in northern and southern New Mexico.
Most often, chile powder sold in stores is a mixture of additional ingredients such as garlic powder, cumin or oregano. Rest assured that our Sun-Dried Heirloom Chile is 100 percent chile.