Cultivated in the Urfa region of Turkey, Urfa Biber chiles undergo a lengthy preparation: the whole chiles are sun-dried during the day and wrapped tightly at night, sweating them to keep in the moisture, and then they are crushed into flakes before leaving the Middle East to ensure flavor preservation. They stay slightly oily and moist, allowing for immediate, direct flavor and spice when activated with a little heat. While mild at first, the heat profile builds as the notes of tobacco and chocolate dissipate, and they score around 7500 on the Scoville scale. Best used as a finishing pepper, Urfa Biber flakes are perfect as a finisher on soups, stews, meat, and roasted vegetables. Their warm flavor profile and long lasting but not excessive heat also makes these chiles ideal for usage in desserts: they pair especially well with chocolate, vanilla beans, or gingerbread spices. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.
1 oz net weight.