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Birdseye Chile Powder

Bird's Eye Chile Powder is made from the bird's eye chile, also called "piri piri" chile, and closely related to tabasco peppers. Most popular in eastern Asian cuisines, these chiles are full of heat and authentic flavor.

  • Orange-red in color

  • Fine-textured powder

  • Ranges 50,000 to 175,000 on Scoville Heat Scale

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    Suggested uses

  • Use in sauces and marinades

  • Use where heat is desired in pasta, soups, sauces and dips

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. Add to taste.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a cool, dry place.


    Birdseye chiles.

    Bird's Eye Chiles are very popular in the cuisines of Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. While they are most popular in these areas now, they were have their origins in South America and Mexico and were later introduced to Asian cultures through Spanish and Portuguese traders. It was not until the 15th century that the hot pepper was introduced to Europe by the Spanish as a replacement for pricey black peppercorns.

    A member of the Capsicum family, Bird's Eye Chiles are not only full of heat, but long regarded for healing abilities and health boosting properties. Ancient cultures have used the pepper to help with cardiovascular ailments, pain management and digestive issues.

    Classic recipe

    Bird’s Eye Chile and Lemongrass Tofu

    The punchy Vietnamese flavors of lemongrass, bird’s eye chile, basil and cilantro give this tofu stir-fry satisfying complexity with a not-so-subtle hit of heat.