Spice is nice! The magic of seasoning

Chili Powder

Chili powder, a blend of various spices, including ground dried chili peppers, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and cumin, has a rich history of enhancing dishes. While its exact origin in the American Southwest remains debated, chili powder has become a staple in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines. Studies have shown that compounds found in chili peppers possess anti-inflammatory properties, adding to its appeal.

When shopping for chili powder, careful label reading can unveil its unique flavor profile. Inclusion of cayenne pepper implies spiciness, while paprika adds sweet or smoky notes. Watch out for added salt if you’re monitoring sodium intake. Chili powder typically retains its freshness for two to four years.

Make your taste buds dance with chili powder in recipes like Butternut Squash Chicken Chili and LaCroix Coconut Lime Cooler.