Frieda's Specialty Produce - Chilaca Pasilla Peppers


What is a Chilaca Pasilla Chile?

  • The fresh Chilaca is also known as Pasilla, which means “little raisin” in Spanish. The chile takes on a raisin-like aroma and similar color when dried. Chilaca is the traditional variety of chile used in making mole (mo-lay) sauces. Heat is 3-4 out of 10 on the Scoville heat scale.

How to Eat

  • Chop into sauces, dressings or purée for mole sauces.

Health Benefits

  • Excellent source of vitamin A.

How to Choose

  • Choose chiles with smooth, firm, unblemished skins.

How to Store

  • Store refrigerated, unwrapped up to 2 weeks.