Chili Powder versus Chile Powder

Chili powder with an “i” is not the same as chile powder with an “e”. Chili powder is usually a blend of ground mild dried chile pods and spices like cumin, oregano, and black peppercorn.  Hot chili powder contains cayenne.  Pure chile powders are ground solely from a specific kind of chile pod like ancho, Pasilla, chipolte and New Mexican with no additional ingredients.

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