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Dried Chile Piquin

Original price $21.95 - Original price $21.95
Original price
$21.95 - $21.95
Current price $21.95
Size: 40 g / 1.41 oz

Piquin (also spelled pequin) are the cultivated form of tepin, or chiltepin, the wild chiles from which all cultivated forms are derived, primarily through the astonishingly sophisticated plant breeding techniques of the Mayas and other Native Americans. Tiny piquins, like their wild cousins, are very, very hot, with a sharp, bright flavour. Use in soups, sauces and stews providing that you like your soups, sauces and stews muy picanté.  

Chile piquin is one of the most widely used chiles among chefs around the world. It has a highly distinctive, smoky flavor that adds depth to any dish. This chile is also known as chilpaya and chiltepin.

About South China Seas

About South China Seas

Since 1994, South China Seas has spent over 30 years sourcing the most intense and flavourful spices from around the world. We grind, blend and package our spices in Vancouver, Canada. Our ever-growing collection of spices, herbs and blends represents our passion for global flavours & exploring international cultures through food. 

"The definitive location for all of your exotic cuisine needs, the South China Seas Trading Company does an excellent job of stocking unique items from all over Asia, Latin America, India and the Caribbean."

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