The Spice Lab Urfa Biber Purple Chili Flakes - Kosher - Turkish Purple Pepper - Non-GMO - All Natural Brand - 5307
- HEAT INDEX: 7500 on Scoville Heat Scale
- PAIR: with hearty vegetables, cheeses and braised meats
- USE: in desserts by pairing with chocolate, vanilla beans or gingerbread spices
A dried Turkish chili pepper of the type Capsicum annuum cultivated in the Urfa region of Turkey. It is often described as having a smoky, 'raisin-like' taste. Urfa biber is technically a red pepper, ripening to a dark maroon on the plant. The peppers go through a two-part process, where they are sun-dried during the day and wrapped tightly at night. The night process is called 'sweating', and works to infuse the dried flesh with the remaining moisture of the pepper. The result is an appearance ranging from deep purple to a dark, purplish black. Urfa biber is less spicy than many other chili peppers, but provides a more lasting build of heat. Scoville scale: 30,000-50,000 SHU.
Turkish Feta-Walnut Dip with Urfa Biber Chile The Turkish Urfa Biber chile is known for its deep, complex, raisin-like flavor with hints of coffee. For this reason, it is often served with cheeses, as the fat accentuates the chiles flavor. In this application, creamy walnut-infused Feta dip is the vehicle for showcasing our flavorful Urfa Biber Chile Flakes.