Did you know peppers have different names depending on whether they are fresh or dried/smoked? Read on...
Dried Jalapeños = Chipotle
Dried Poblanos = Ancho
Dried Anaheim Chile = Colorado or California
Dried Mirasol = Guajillo
Dried Serrano = Chile Seco*
(or more specifically: balin, chico, tipico and largo)
Dried Chilaca = Pasilla
Dried Chile de Arbol = Chile Seco*
Of course, the names above can vary depending on the part of the world you are from. The more general term "Chile Seco" for example, translates to smoked chiles so is a more unbiquitous term that can apply to smoke-dried serranos, jalapeños, and Chile de Arbol.
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Check out our Hot Pepper Seeds from around the world and our Mexico Pepper Seeds for lots of great peppers to dry for your spice cabinet. You can also dry any pods from our selection of Super Hot Pepper seeds like our Carolina Reaper seeds and our selection of Ghost Pepper Seeds for super hot spices to use year-round!
Store your dried peppers whole, or you can also crush or process your peppers to make hot pepper flakes and powders. To do this, you can use food processors or coffee grinders, or Molcajete or get a high end spice grinder to get more fine flakes and powders.
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