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How Can You Tell If Your Chile Powder Is Authentic?

One of the most critical factors in any dish are the spices. How they’re used, the quality of the spice, the combination- these are all elements that chefs examine
and strive to improve. A low-quality chile powder isn’t going to give the same rich flavor as a pure powder. The Chile Guy knows the importance of authentic chile powder. This is why it’s all he stocks.

Why Is Spice Sourcing Important?

With mass-produced spices, the health regulations are surprisingly lax. The American Spice Trade Association states that “…it is not possible to grow, harvest, and process crops that are totally free of natural defects.” This includes poorly grown crops, natural contaminants such as insects, and even string.

You want to produce high-quality dishes and maintain a reputation for flavor. Mass-produced spices provided by large companies are likely to be packaged and

How Do You Identify Authentic Chile Powder?

Chile powder has very distinctive qualities. Taking red chile powder as an example, you would look for:

  • a vibrant, earthy red color
  • a pungent, spicy scent
  • a strong flavor with heat

Chile powder should be made from de-stemmed, de-seeded chiles because including extraneous parts can lead to a bitter taste in the powder. This is why a reliable, reputable source for your chile powders is so important. The Chile Guy stocks only quality-certified chile powders. They are specifically blended to contain only pure chile unless otherwise specified by the buyer. Interested in learning more? Contact us today!


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