Product: Costeno Chile Powder from $21.50 lb USD

MOQ: 11 lbs case

Chile historians believe that the Costeno Rojo is native to the Jimiltepec District area in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, and has long been used to flavor the fiery southern coastal dishes. Costeno Rojo roughly translates to red coastal, referencing its origin near the seacoast of southwestern Mexico and also differentiating it from the yellow (Amarillo) version of this same chile.

  • A nutty complexity with fruity notes, grassy, soapy undertones, and intense, lingering heat.
  • Whole
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  •  5,000 to 15,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units).
  • Shelf Life 3 years
  • Origin: Mexico

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Costeno Chile (pronounced “co-stain-yo”), Capsicum annuum, is also called chile Costeno, chili Costeno, or Costeno Pepper. The name Mirasol means “looking at the sun” in Spanish, which describes the way these peppers grow on the plant. Mirasol chiles are native to the central and northern Mexico states and today the Costeno chiles are primarily found in the states of Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Guerrero, Mexico.


Costeno Chile Powder

This versatile chile powder plays a starring role in salsa de chile costeno (chile costeno salsa), a fiery red salsa. The chiles are popular in the Oaxaca and Guerrero regions of Mexico, and in addition to salsa are used to add an authentic piquant “boost” to southern Mexican cooked moles, tamales, sauces, and stews.


Mexican Costeno Chile


A nutty complexity with fruity notes, grassy, soapy undertones, and intense, lingering heat. These chiles are considered medium heat chile and come it at 5,000 to 15,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units).

Packing Details

  • Unit Type: Piece
  • Carton Case
  • Package Weight: 11 lbs

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Weight 11 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 30 × 20 in

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