The pequin chile begins its existence as a lovely green chile which changes to bright red or red-orange as it matures. After being dried, the color then darkens even further to a brownish-red. For a chile that is only ½-¾” long and ¼” in diameter, the oval-shaped Pequin chile packs a punch. Coming in around 30,000-40,000 Scoville Heat Units, this smallest of all chiles provides a smoky, nutty flavor. Chefs across the world choose pequin chiles to add an extra kick to their spicy salsas, soups, vinegars, beans, and molés. While many other chiles use the word pequin, The Chile Guy has the real dealauthentic pequins. We only offer the finest, 100% authentic chiles with the ideal flavor, heat, and color for your culinary needs.