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Aji is the Caribbean word for chili and/or peppers. It is typically associated with Peruvian cuisine, and is often mixed together with garlic and red onions to form a paste, sauce or marinade.

A great article: "The Best Ceviche in Lima, Peru". Classic ceviche preparations are a mix of fish, salt, red onions and ají, Peru's unique line of chili peppers, all doused in lime juice. (The marinade is called leche de tigre, or tiger's milk.)

Aji Panca Organic Chili Paste
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One of the most common types of aji (chili) in Peru, aji panca is 3 to 5 inches in length and has a thick flesh that matures from a green to dark red in color. Distinct from the other ajis in its spiciness, aji panca is mild in heat intensity (a heat level of 2 on a scale of 10; 1,500 Scoville units) and provides a fruity, berry-like flavor that goes well in stews, sauces and fish dishes.

Aji panca adds a sweet, mild heat.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Paste.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • No artifical colors or flavors.
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Ingredients: 100% Organic Panca chili, water, citric acid.

No artificial colors or flavors.

Refrigerate after opening.

8 ounce glass jar

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Aji Amarillo Organic Chili Paste
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Aji amarillo, or amarillo chili, is the most common type of aji and is one of the most important ingredients in Peruvian cooking. It has a heat level of 7 on a scale of 10 (50,000 Scoville units). It is great in combination with meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, pasta, and rice dishes, and is used to season nuts.

The unique flavor of the Aji Amarillo makes it worth seeking out and incorporating into your cooking. Even though it is a "chili pepper" it has a lot of fruitiness combined with its heat. It is a very versatile chili that will complement your dish without overwhelming it.

  • USDA Organic.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • No artificial colors or flavors.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Recipe ideas:

Ingredients: Organic Amarillo chili, water, citric acid.

Refrigerate after opening.

8 ounce glass jar

Price: $16.99
On Sale! $14.95
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Aji Limo Organic Chili Paste
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Aji Limo is a chili grown and used mostly on the northern coast of Peru. The pod is 2-3 inches long and changes from a yellow to deep reddish-orange color when it ripens. Aji Limo is spicy (a heat level of 8 on a scale of 10; 60,000 Scoville units) and is primarily used to prepare ceviche and rice dishes. It is also wonderful as a base for chicken and pasta recipes.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Paste.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • No artifical colors or flavors.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Recipe ideas:

Ingredients: Organic Limo chili, water, citric acid.

No artificial colors or flavors.

Refrigerate after opening.

8 ounce glass jar

Price: $16.99
On Sale! $14.95
Quantity

Aji Panca Organic Chili Pods (dried)
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One of the most common types of aji (chili) in Peru, aji panca is 3 to 5 inches in length and has a thick flesh that matures from a green to dark red in color. Distinct from the other ajis in its spiciness, aji panca is mild in heat intensity (a heat level of 2 on a scale of 10; 1,500 Scoville units) and provides a fruity, berry-like flavor that goes well in stews, sauces and fish dishes.

Aji panca is so sweet, so berry-like, that it can be finely chopped or ground into a powder and tossed into foods to add a sweet, mild heat.

To create a paste, remove the stems and soak ajis in water overnight. Drain and mix ajis in a blender with salt, pepper, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. For a more mild paste, remove the seeds and veins before blending. You can freeze the paste for longer storage as necessary.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Pods.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • Certified Kosher.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Ingredients: Organic Panca chili.

1.25 ounce bag

Price: $9.99
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Aji Amarillo Organic Chili Pods (dried)
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Aji amarillo, or amarillo chili, is the most common type of aji and is one of the most important ingredients in Peruvian cooking. It has a heat level of 7 on a scale of 10 (50,000 Scoville units). It is great in combination with meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, pasta, and rice dishes, and is used to season nuts.

The unique flavor of the Aji Amarillo makes it worth seeking out and incorporating into your cooking. Even though it is a "chili pepper" it has a lot of fruitiness combined with its heat, unlike poblanos or jalapenos which can be harsh. It is a very versatile chili, suitable for everyday use as it will complement your dish without overwhelming it.

Try them in these recipes:

  • Ceviche Con Tostones
  • Organic Aji Amarillo Chile Rellenos
  • Peruvian Inspired Chicken Stew

To create a paste, remove the stems and soak ajis in water overnight. Drain and mix ajis in a blender with salt, pepper, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. For a more mild paste, remove the seeds and veins before blending. You can freeze the paste for longer storage as necessary.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Pods.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • Certified Kosher.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Ingredients: Organic Amarillo chili.

1.25 ounce bag

Price: $9.99
On Sale! $7.99
Quantity

Aji Limo Organic Chili Pods (dried)
Aji Limo Organic Chili Pods (dried) Be the first one to write a review

Aji Limo is a chili grown and used mostly on the northern coast of Peru. The pod is 2-3 inches long and changes from a yellow to deep reddish-orange color when it ripens. Aji Limo is spicy (a heat level of 8 on a scale of 10; 60,000 Scoville units) and is primarily used to prepare ceviche and rice dishes. It is also wonderful as a base for chicken and pasta recipes.

To create a paste, remove the stems and soak ajis in water overnight. Drain and mix ajis in a blender with salt, pepper, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. For a more mild paste, remove the seeds and veins before blending. You can freeze the paste for longer storage as necessary.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Pods.
  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • Certified Kosher.
  • A Rooted Foods Product.
  • Meet the producer.

Ingredients: Organic Limo chili.

1.25 ounce bag

Price: $9.99
On Sale! $7.99
Quantity

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