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Steenbergs – Organic Chilli Powder


Steenbergs – Organic Chilli Powder – or organic ground chilli – is made by grinding hot, dried organic chillies and should not to be confused with Mexican-style chile powder which is mixed with cumin and other herbs.   Steenbergs Organic Chili Powder is made with dried organic chillis that are ground and blended to go for a consistent heat of around 50,000 Scoville units, which is plenty of heat for most of us!

Organic Chilli Powder Standard Jar – 50g

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Steenbergs Organic Chilli is a blended chilli of mid spicy heat of about 50,000 SHUs. Chilli plants vary considerably in size, appearance and heat. Capsicum annuum is a herb or small shrub, with oval leaves and firm woody stems, growing to 1 metre high (3ft). They are usually grown as annuals as the yield of chilli fruits diminishes after the first year. The chilli pod is a many seeded red berry with a shiny skin that comes in a wide variety of shapes, colours, thickness and spicy heat.

The aroma and flavour of fresh chillis is distinctly capsicum-like, with a hint of sweetness. Their pungent bite comes from the levels of capsaicinpresent in the fruit; capsaicin causes the brain to release endorphins and so feelings of wellbeing. To make dry chillis, the fresh chillies are dried indoors at 20-25C (68-77F) to allow them to fully ripen, then they are dried outside on concrete floors, roofs of buildings or woven mats. At night they are heaped into piles and covered with tarpaulins to protect them, before being spread out again during the day. It takes roughly three days for the moisture content to be brought down to 10% from 70-80% when fresh; as an approximation, 100kg of fresh chillies yields 25-35kg of dried chilli spice. 


  • Flavours: Hot
  • Cuisines: African, Asian, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Thai
  • Ingredient features: Organic, Salt free, Sugar free, Vegan

Nutritional information

  • Values per 100g:
  • Energy 381kCal; 1604kJ
  • Fat 11.9g
  • Carbohydrates 53.1g
  • Protein 15.5g
  • Values per 2.5g teaspoon:
  • Energy 10kCal; 40kJ
  • Fat 0.3g
  • Carbohydrates 1.3g
  • Protein 0.4g

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We also stock Steenbergs Organic Crushed Chilli Flakes


Organic chillies

Additional information

Weight 0.165 kg

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