Flavor Profile: Spicy
Physical: Ground, Crushed (1/8, 3/16)
Chemical: Heat Unit 5K – 160K Scoville
Method of Treatment: ETO, Steam, Irradiation
Category: Spice (Capsicum)
Cuisine: Mexican, American
About: Chili powder is the main ingredient in Tex-Mex food, flavoring the meat used to make burritos, tacos, and enchiladas. It's also the primary seasoning in chili con carne. Chili powder is also used in barbecue dry rubs. Variations of chili powder can be found in Indian, Korean and Thai cuisine. Fine cut chili powder is finely ground for a lighter texture and an increased surface area for heat release.