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Red Jalapeño Chili Flakes

Vine-ripened chilis, spicy and sweet, intensely fresh.

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Our El Jefe–variety Red Jalapeño chili peppers are grown on Fire Tongue Farms in California. Unlike most jalapeño peppers, which are picked while still green, these peppers ripened on the vine, turning bright red and very sweet. They're medium-hot and are perfect for cooking or garnishing, in a tomato sauce, with eggs or on fresh fruit.



Santa Cruz, California


Chipotle (unsmoked)


Sun-dried & ground


Capsicum annuum v. Jalapeño

Tasting notes:

Summer Tomato • Sugar Cane • High Burn

Cooking tips

  • Heat level: 7,500-10,000 Scoville units
  • Season grilled meat or veggies for a bright spiciness
  • Sprinkle over dips like baba ghanoush and hummus
  • Add to chocolate and fruit for a sweet/spicy kick!


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The peppers are grown by Fire Tongue Farm in the cool, coastal climate of Santa Cruz, CA. The farmers Ryan and Levon specialize in growing chili peppers of all shapes and sizes, and they are dedicated to maintaining a healthy environment on and around their farmland, rotating between grazing sheep and growing peppers. You can taste the difference!

Their work builds healthy soil, prevents erosion, protects wildlife habitats and conserves water and other resources. Learn more at


While we do not make any health claims on any of our spices, there has been some historic and limited recent evidence that chilis can potentially be helpful for:

  • Cancers: Capsaicin shows potential natural cytotoxic and anticancer properties. (ABCDEFG)
  • Increased Longevity: Several studies have shown a significant decrease in mortality associated with regular consumption of chili peppers. (ABC)
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension and Cholesterol: Diets containing chili peppers have shown a correlation with decreased cardiovascular mortality, improved blood pressure and potential for cholesterol reduction. (ABCD) 
  • Osteoarthritis/Pain: Utilizing capsaicin shows potential improvement associated with  chronic osteoarthritis pain, post-herpetic neuralgia and neuropathy. (ABC)   
  • Digestive Health: Chili peppers and capsaicin have been shown to have a gastroprotective effect in peptic ulcer disease, a beneficial effect on human gut microbiota and gastric emptying, and a potential to improve dysphagia symptoms. (ABCDEF) 
  • Obesity: Regular consumption of capsaicinoids show a reduction in appetite and abdominal fat tissue levels, and an increase of energy expenditure. (ABCDEF)
  • Antimicrobial Benefits: Chilis inhibit various microbial pathogen growth, and have the potential to be used as antimicrobials. (ABCD) 
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes: The target receptor of capsaicin (TRPV1) is present on many metabolically active tissues, and may show potential to treat the cluster of risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome and help regulate blood sugar levels. (AB)

Further clinical studies are warranted and in progress. Please always consult your healthcare provider. This is not intended as medical advice.

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Red Jalapeño Chili Flakes

Great taste with a little heat. Good flavor.

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Great spice

I’ve used many chili peppers to spice up a dish. (Chipotle, cayenne, Italian red pepper flakes…..) But by far this is my favorite! I add a few shakes at the end of cooking and the flakes add another layer of flavor without overpowering the flavor profile of the dish.

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Best Chili Flakes Ever!

I love these chili flakes and I put them on everything! They are quite a bit hotter than most flakes, so really only suitable for those of us who really like heat.

Jeremy T.
United States United States

Red Jalapeño

Great taste and right amount of heat

how do we compare? Supermarket Icon Supermarket Fair Trade Icon Fair Trade
Heirloom Spices Yes No No
Fair Prices for Farmers Yes No Depends on global commodity price
Time in Storage None. We import spices at harvest Up to 10 years At least 1 year
Flavor Profile Intense & fresh Stale & bland Inconsistent
Knows Farmers Names Yes No Unlikely
Customer Service Fast responses from real people! No There might be a 1-800 number?