Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum
Country of Origin: USA or India
Production: Crushed, dried red pepper flakes are most often produced from cayenne-type peppers, though sometimes a variety of peppers are used such as bell peppers,cayenne, jalapeños, chiltepin, and all forms of New Mexico chili.
Qualities: Chile flakes are a spicy condiment that is often used to add heat and a tangy flavor to recipes.
They usually range between 30,000 and 50,000 on the Scoville unit range. (USA: ASTA: 11.9, SCOVILLE: 22,700 SHU and from India: ASTA: 21.3, Scoville: 44,000 SHU)
Common Use: It is common to see red chili flakes in pizza parlors and in Italian restaurants as a condiment. They are also added to many recipes including pickling blends, soups, sauces, and sausages.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry location in a sealed container.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.