Guajillo chiles are sweeter and spicier than their cousin the Anaheim or New Mexico chile. Lending a distinctive, sweet flavor and medium heat to sauces and moles, Guajillo chiles rank between 2,500-5,000 on the Scoville Heat Scale, or about a 5 on The Chile Guy’s 0-10 heat scale.
Our wholesale Guajillo chili powder consists of authentic, pure chile. Most Guajillo chiles hail from the dry climate of north central Mexico, though some Guajillos are grown in China, Peru and the United States (in New Mexico and California). Our Guajillo chile comes from Mexico as those produced in China and Peru are generally criticized as too “hot”—and are not considered authentic Mexican Guajillo by many restaurants and chefs. This 4-6” long mighty chile finds its way into mouth-watering hot sauces and is used for pigment and decoration in Mexican cuisine.
Holy Trinity Pepper
Along with the Ancho and the Pasilla, Guajillo chile peppers are part of the “Holy Trinity” of chiles which are used in making authentic Mexican mole sauces. After Anchos, Guajillo chile peppers are the most popular chiles in Mexican cooking and are second only to the Jalapeno in the Mexican chile crop industry!
Guajillo Chile Applications
Guajillo chiles are used for many different purposes in Mexican cooking. Small amounts of the dried pods are used in dishes for flavor and color. Guajillo chiles are also incorporated into tamales and enchiladas, and sprinkled in pastes and rubs to flavor meats.
Wholesale Guajillo Chile
Speak with The Chile Guy about how purchasing Guajillo chile wholesale can reduce a cost element in materials and/or labor for your commercial application. The Chile Guy can provide you with whole Guajillo chiles, Guajillo chile flakes, and Guajillo chile powder. Whatever your application, The Chile Guy can fulfill all of your commercial chile needs!