GUAJILLO CHILE - Kosher/Gluten Free

Guajillo Whole Chile
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GUAJILLO CHILE - Kosher/Gluten Free



The Guajillo (wha - hee - oh) Chile Pepper is one of the most commonly grown chiles in Mexico after the Ancho. The flavor of the Guajillo is distinct, combining spiciness with a smoky tanginess, slightly fruity with a strong piney, berry undertone. Mildly hot, a little of this Chile goes a long way for flavoring. Commonly used to make Harissa, a chile paste mixture. This richly colorful Chile is brick red with smooth skin and deep burgundy tones. The Guajillo measures 3 to 5 inches in length and is about 1 inch wide. The Guajillo is part of the “Holy Trinity” of chiles used to prepare the traditional mole sauce. With its leathery skin it may take a longer soaking period that most chiles. Scoville heat units 2,500 to 5,000.

Ingredient Statement:

Guajillo Chiles.

Guajillo Chiles are common to Mexican cooking and may be used in chile paste, salsas, sauces, soups, stews, chili, and in Tunisian cooking. Tequila shrimp, Guajillo cheddar grits, Guajillo polenta with sun-dried tomatoes, and grilled skirt steak with Guajillo sauce are some tasty alternatives for menus.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

Rinse product first with warm water. Soak in hot water for 10 minutes to rehydrate or add directly to recipe that will cook at least 10 minutes. Once rehydrated, dice or puree and add to a recipe.

Product Description

The Guajillo Chile Pepper is the most common chile in Mexico after the Ancho. 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 skins is smooth.


Color: Reddish orange to orange-brown.

Flavor: Pungent chile flavor, sweet, woody, earthy, slightly fruity.

Size: Approximately 3-5 inches in length, 1-1½ inches wide.


Moisture: Maximum 20%

Sulfites: Negative

Heat Level: Approx. 500-5,000 Scoville Heat Units

Ingredient Statement:

Guajillo Chiles.

Allergen Statement


Packaging & Storage

Shelf Life: Min 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).

Packaging: Poly bag in box.

Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.

About Nutritional Information

Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources. Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 chile (10g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30 Calories from Fat 10
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 10 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4 g  
Protein 1 g  
Vitamin A 53%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 0%
Iron 3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.