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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.powder.jpg Aji Panca Organic Chili Powder

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.

  • 100% USDA Organic Chili Powder.
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Ingredients: Organic Panca chili powder.

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AjiAmarillo_paste.jpg Aji Amarillo Organic Chili Paste

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) and is perfect in combination with meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, pasta, and rice dishes.

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.

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  • Gluten Free.
  • This product contains no dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
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Ingredients: Organic Amarillo chili, water, citric acid.

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AjiLimo_paste.jpg Aji Limo Organic Chili Paste

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.
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Ingredients: Organic Limo chili, water, citric acid.

No artificial colors or flavors.

Refrigerate after opening.

8 ounce glass jar

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PancaPods.jpg Aji Panca Organic Chili Pods (dried)

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.
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Ingredients: Organic Panca chili.

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AmarilloPods.jpg Aji Amarillo Organic Chili Pods (dried)

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). Although they are named yellow pepper their color changes to orange as they mature. Great in combination with meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, pasta, and rice dishes, and 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. This fruitiness is full-bodied and even subtle, 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

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LimoPods.jpg Aji Limo Organic Chili Pods (dried)

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

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quinoaFlour.jpg Quinoa Andean Heritage Flour
Quinoa Andean Heritage Flour
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Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a species of goosefoot that originated in the Andean region of South America, where it has been an important food for 6,000 years. This wonder plant, along with corn and potatoes, is a major food staple for the Andean cultures. The Incas considered Quinoa sacred, referring to it as "chisaya mama" or "mother of all grains".

In contemporary times, quinoa is highly appreciated for its nutritional value. Its protein content is very high (12%–18%) and unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it a complete protein source. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus, and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and is considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration manned spaceflights.

Quinoa flour is used for making breads, biscuits, cookies, crepes, muffins, pancakes, tortillas, and even beer. It may be used on its own in some baking, most commonly in breads or flat breads, or combined with other gluten-free flours, such as rice flour, to create a lighter baking mix. Since quinoa flour does not contain gluten, when you are making your favorite recipes like risen breads and pie crusts, you should substitute up to 50% quinoa flour in your recipes. Quinoa has a mild, slightly nutty flavor.

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Ingredients: Milled quinoa grain

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