What Is Chipotle Powder?


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Chipotle powder is made by grinding smoked jalapeno peppers and is used to add flavor to different types of foods. This powder is commonly used in different parts of Mexico and in Mexican cuisine.

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There are two types of chipotle powder: morita chipotle powder and brown chipotle powder. Morita powder is less expensive because it has slightly lower quality, and it is also easy to find throughout Mexico and the United States. Also known as chipotle meco, brown chiptole has a higher value, making it costly. The only difference is that in brown chipotle, the red jalapenos are smoked over natural wood for a long time until they are smoky and light brown.

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