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Chilli Ancho Whole By Gourmet Spices |22g

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Chilli Ancho means “wide chilli” in Spanish and it is actually a dried Poblano pepper.

 

Description

Ancho chilies are dried and fully ripened poblano peppers (Capsicum annuum) with a distinctive deep red-brown color. The term "ancho" translates to "wide" in Spanish, referring to the broad shape of these chilies. Ancho chilies are known for their mild to moderate heat, sweet and fruity flavor, and rich, raisin-like undertones. They are a popular ingredient in Mexican cuisine and are widely used in sauces, stews, salsas, and various dishes to add depth of flavor. Nutrition Information (per 100g of Ancho Chilies - Whole): The nutritional content of ancho chilies can vary based on factors such as size and growing conditions. Here's a general overview:

  • Calories: Approximately 298 kcal
  • Protein: Around 14 g
  • Fat: Approximately 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: Roughly 56 g
  • Dietary Fiber: Around 28 g
  • Sugars: About 24 g
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Ancho chilies provide various vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and potassium.
Health Benefits:
  1. Capsaicin Content: Ancho chilies contain capsaicin, which may have metabolism-boosting properties and contribute to pain relief.
  2. Vitamins and Minerals: They offer essential nutrients, including vitamin A, which is important for vision and immune function, and vitamin C, an antioxidant.
  3. Dietary Fiber: Ancho chilies contribute dietary fiber, supporting digestive health.
Culinary Uses:
  • Sauces and Marinades: Ancho chilies are often used in the preparation of rich and flavorful sauces, such as mole, and in marinades for meats and poultry.
  • Stews and Soups: They add depth to stews, soups, and chili recipes.
  • Salsas and Relishes: Ancho chilies can be rehydrated and used in salsas or relishes to provide a smoky and sweet element.
  • Mole: Ancho chilies are a key ingredient in various mole sauces, where their unique flavor enhances the complexity of the dish.
Selection and Storage:
  • Choose whole ancho chilies that are pliable, have a deep red-brown color, and are free of mold or spots.
  • Store in a cool, dark place in an airtight container to maintain their flavor.
  • Rehydrate by soaking in hot water before use or use directly in dry form, depending on the recipe.
Ancho chilies are prized for their flavor profile, which combines mild heat with sweetness and a hint of smokiness. Their versatility makes them a valuable ingredient in the kitchen, providing depth and complexity to a wide range of dishes. If you have specific dietary concerns or health conditions, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian.

Chilli Ancho Whole By Gourmet Spices |22g

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