• Chipotle Peppers have a unique combination of smoky flavor with peppery heat. They are mainly used in Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Southwestern dishes. Cooks are now putting chipotle peppers in everything from ketchup to macaroni and cheese, and even cocktails.
• Purchase chipotles that have been dried, canned in adobo sauce or in powder form.
• Choose dried chipotles that are whole. Broken chipotles are usually too old and brittle.
• Chipotle peppers are also available as a salt, a seasoning, and in chili paste. The paste is usually canned.
• Make an amazing dip by combining 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 finely chopped chipotle peppers, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, pinch sugar, and salt to taste.
Chipotle peppers can improve the immune system, improve digestion, eliminate night blindness, and improve nutritional absorption from other foods.
Chipotle peppers are high in capsaicin, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and dietary fiber, as well as vitamin A, K, C, B6, and potassium.
• Chipotle peppers are hot because of the capsaicin locked inside of them. Most of the capsaicin is in the white membranes and the seeds. The chipotle peppers feel hot due to the capsaicin, which triggers a signal in your brain tell it that you are in pain.
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