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Meco 5lb Whole Pods


Chipotle Meco is a rare, smoked jalapeño with a distinct brown (meco/café) color available to you through The Chile Guy. Rated at level 5 on the Scoville Chile Heat Scale (approximately 2,500-5,000 units), chipotle meco is ideal to moderately spice up salsas, sauces, and soups. When cooked, this chile emits a strong, smoky aroma, and there is simply no substitute for it in classic Mexican dishes. At The Chile Guy, we provide only 100% pure, natural chile with the best flavor, heat, and color available. Whether you need 1 pound or 50,000 pounds, The Chile Guy has the finest quality, bulk chile you need.


The Morita Jalapeno (i.e., “little blackberry” in Spanish) is smaller than the Meco and is about the size of your thumb.  The Meco is a mature but green jalapeno.   It has not ripened and turned purple (Mora).   When smoked it turns a brownish color.   Sometimes if is called ‘cafe’ because it turns the color of coffee with milk in it.  It turns purple when smoked and imparts a tobacco, chocolate flavor.   This is the original “Chipotle” pepper and was smoked using cactus wood to infuse a unique Smokey flavor with a solid heat bite!   Ranking a 5 on The Chile Guy’s 0-10 heat scale, the Chipotle is a medium  to hot chile in terms of heat.

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Weight 7 lbs