Chilhuacle Negro [chee-WAH-lee]
Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 1,200 -2,000 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Cañada valley, Oaxaca, Mexico
Flavour: A mild heat with hints of fruit and anise tones.
Background: An ancient and very rare variety found growing primarily in the UNESCO ecological zone of Cañada valley, Mexico. These dark brown pods with deep purple flesh are the key ingredient in mole negro.