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The Spice Lab Whole Puya Chiles - Kosher Gluten-Free Non-GMO All Natural Spice - 5166

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    • FLAVOR: The puya chile is a type of chile which resembles the guajillo chile, but it is found in a smaller size and it has a more intense and hotter taste, with a fruity flavor.
    • USE: the puya chile is soaked for some minutes in water or roasted at high heat and then pureed or diced.
    • OTHER USE: The puya chile is used for pizza toppings, pasta fillings, with various meat dishes, especially pork and veal, but also with fish and chicken in the Asian cuisine.
    • HEAT INDEX: Ranges 5,000 to 20,000 on Scoville Heat Scale.
    • TASTE: With a fruitier flavor than many other peppers of its kind, this variety adds a tangy, berry-like punch to its spicy repertoire.


    The puya chile is a type of chile which resembles the guajillo chile, but it is found in a smaller size and it has a more intense and hotter taste, with a fruity flavor.The puya chile is sometimes used only for its flavor and not for its flesh. In this case, the puya chile is soaked for some minutes in water or roasted at high heat and then pureed or diced. Still, there are numerous recipes that include this aliment, due to both its hot taste and fruity flavor. The puya chile is used for pizza toppings, pasta fillings, with various meat dishes, especially pork and veal, but also with fish and chicken in the Asian cuisine. The puya chile is also mashed and used as a spice with a high heat level. Ranges 5,000 to 20,000 on Scoville Heat Scale.

    Puya Chiles are widely popular in Mexican cooking, very similar to the guajillo, only more potent in heat and spice. With a fruitier flavor than many other peppers of its kind, this variety adds a tangy, berry-like punch to its spicy repertoire.