Chile Flakes


In the U.S. crushed red pepper has become as ubiquitous as salt and pepper shakers on tables at pizza parlors and Italian style restaurants. Whole most people associate red pepper flakes with Italian food they can actually be used to give a nice zing to a variety of cuisines. Red Pepper Flakes are an essential ingredient for many African, Chinese and Mexican recipes, these red pepper flakes will add some sharp flavor without overpowering your taste buds with their heat level at just 30,000-35,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). Our red pepper flakes are sourced from India where these dark red almost burgundy colored chile peppers are dried and crushed.

Some crushed red pepper flakes are hotter than others, depending upon the chiles used, so cooks who haven't used them before or who are trying out a new supplier should be cautious when adding them to a dish for the first time. Remember you can always add more if a dish isn’t spicy enough.

We often get the question "What's the difference between red pepper flakes and crushed red pepper?"

They are the same thing. Many home chefs will refer to these as red pepper flakes or crushed red pepper. And since they are salt-free they also are an excellent addition to a low-sodium diet.

Some of our customers have told us they believe that the flavor lasts a bit longer if they are kept refrigerated. We kept our home supply of these in a cool dark cabinet away from the heat of the stove and feel that works just fine.

If you’re looking for a substitute in a recipe calling for red pepper flakes you can use ½ teaspoon of cayenne powder per ¾ teaspoon of red pepper flakes or you can use one small red chile pepper (i.e. a Thai Chile) per each teaspoon of red pepper flakes.

Red Pepper Flakes are ideal when you want to perk up chili, chowders, pizza, pickling, salads, homemade sausage, soups, spaghetti sauce, stir-fries or vegetable recipes.

Red Pepper Flakes work well in combination with most spices, lemon juice, lime juice and coconut milk.


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