Pasilla Negro

Pasilla Negro, Granulated

Pasilla Negro: "Pasilla Negro" translates to "little black raisin". These chiles have a dark purple color, like eggplant, and are dried so their skin is very wrinkled. Pasilla Negro are not little though, usually 5-6 inches long. The fresh chiles are long and flat, about 1" wide, and can grow twisted, although the dried pasilla negro don't often retain the twist. Pasilla negro is one of the "holy trinity of chiles" used in making traditional Mexican mole sauces. Their moderate heat (1,000-2,000 Scoville Units or 3-5 on the heat scale) and rich flavor make them ideal for soups and stews, salsas and sauces where the heat of other chiles might mask their flavor. Pasilla negro are dried chiles. Fresh they are known as "chilaca" or simply "pasilla". They can be substituted with ancho or mulato chiles, although the flavor of the pasilla negro is slightly fruitier.

Pasilla Negro is a traditional ingredient in mole and other recipes, but they also work well just spicing up any dish. The medium heat and complex flavor can add zip to spaghetti sauces, soups, gravies, and other common dishes. One of Mexico's favorite chiles, pasilla negro chiles can be found whole, granulated, powdered, or as a paste. The flavor of dried pasilla chiles can benefit from moderate roasting, or soaking in hot water for a few minutes, for best results don't soak them more than 15-20 minutes. Use pasilla negro to add an authentic Mexcian flavor to any dish without adding excessive heat. Spice up your life with some pasilla negro today!

 

    Pasilla Negro Facts:
  • Pasilla Negro translates to "little black raisin"
  • Pasilla Negro are dried chilaca chiles
  • Pasilla negro is one of the "holy trinity of chiles"
  • Traditional ingredient in mole
  • One of Mexico's favorite chiles
  • Usually 5-6 inches long and twisted
  • 1,000-2,000 Scoville Units
  • Pasilla Negro can be found whole, granulated, powdered, or as a paste
Nutritional data per 100g:

  • Ash - 5.82 g
  • Calcium, Ca - 97 mg
  • Carbohydrate, by difference - 51.13 g
  • Copper, Cu - 0.423 mg
  • Energy - 1443 kj
  • Energy - 345 kcal
  • Fiber, total dietary - 26.8 g
  • Folate, DFE - 170 mcg_DFE
  • Folate, food - 170 mcg
  • Folate, total - 170 mcg
  • Iron, Fe - 9.83 mg
  • Magnesium, Mg - 130 mg
  • Manganese, Mn - 1.580 mg
  • Niacin - 7.175 mg
  • Pantothenic acid - 1.591 mg
  • Phosphorus, P - 267 mg
  • Potassium, K - 2222 mg
  • Protein - 12.35 g
  • Riboflavin - 3.197 mg
  • Selenium, Se - 3.2 mcg
  • Sodium, Na - 89 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.172 mg
  • Total lipid (fat) - 15.85 g
  • Vitamin A, IU - 35760 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE - 1788 mcg_RAE
  • Vitamin B-6 - 4.228 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid - 6.4 mg
  • Water - 14.84 g
  • Zinc, Zn - 1.40 mg
  • Pasilla negro chiles are a common ingredient in mole
    Pasilla negro chiles are a common ingredient in mole

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