What are Dried De Arbol peppers?
- In Spanish, the name means “tree-like,” perhaps because of its woody stems. Other names for the De Arbol are pico de pájaro (bird’s beak) and cola de rata (rat’s tail), because of the long, slender shape of the pepper. These peppers are green when sold fresh and red when dried. This hot pepper is primarily used to make cayenne pepper seasoning. Heat is 6-7 out of 10 on the Scoville heat scale.
How to Eat
- Grind, crush, chop or use whole to add flavor and heat to sauces, soups, or stews. Always handle peppers with caution and wear gloves – never touch your eyes, nose or mouth directly after handling chiles.
- Hot peppers are packed with capsaicin, which is being studied for its pain-relieving properties.
How to Choose
- Choose semi-flexible pods and store in a cool, dry place.
How to Store
- Use within 2 months of purchase for best flavor.
When are they in season?
Where are they grown?
- Product of Mexico