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Peppers Habanero Chiles Dried
Habanero (which means “from Havana�) is the hottest chile grown in the world. It has been estimated that the Habanero is 30-50 times hotter than the jalapeno. Often the main ingredient in many bottled hot sauces, habanero chiles have a fierce, intense heat and a wonderfully distinctive flavor that mixes well with tomatoes. Generally rehydrated before use, dried habanero chiles have the most heat of all dried chiles. They should be used sparingly in sauces, soups and stews. Melissa’s dried chiles, sold under the Don Enrique label (Melissa’s own line of Latin items), have a more distinctive taste than the same versions sold fresh since the process of drying chiles also brings out their flavor.