Guajillo (wha-hee-oh) Chile Pepper (Capsicum Annuum) is the most
common chile in Mexico after the Ancho. Guajillo Powder is made from
grinding the whole Guajillo Pepper, seeds and stem. The powder is
100 pure to offer an authentic flavor. The flavor of the Guajillo is
distinct, slightly fruity with a strong piney, berry under taste.
Guajillo flavors dishes easily, a little goes a long way. This chile
measures 3 to 5 inches in length and is about 1 inch wide. The color
is a brick red with deep burgundy tones and the skin is smooth. This
chile is between a 2-4 on the heat scale of 1-10 Guajillo combined
with the Pasilla and Ancho from the Holy Trinity of chiles used to
prepare the traditional mole sauce.Scoville heat units 2,500 to
Guajillo Powder can be added to just about any dish that calls for
chiles. Guajillo are traditionally used in Mexican and Southwestern
cuisine, from mole sauces to stews and chiles.