We got in Hatch Chile Peppers! You’ll see these beauties show up on specials starting next week
Hatch Chile Peppers
These chiles are named after the original growing area in Hatch, New Mexico. The intense sunlight and cool nights in this valley result in a uniquely flavored chile. The valley, which stretches along the Rio Grande’s southern-most bend before crossing into Texas and Mexico, is covered with row after row of green, leafy Hatch chile plants for most of the summer. These chiles have a meaty flesh and mild-medium heat.
Here are some facts about Hatch chiles:
- One fresh medium-sized green chile pod has as much Vitamin C as six oranges.
- One teaspoon of dried red chile powder has the daily requirements of Vitamin A.
- Hot chile peppers burn calories by triggering a termodynamic burn in the body, which speeds up the metabolism.
- Teas and lozenges are made with chile peppers for treatment of sore throat.
- Capsaicinoids, the chemical that make chile peppers hot, are used in muscle patches for sore and aching muscles.