Product: Xcatic Pepper Salsa Homemade from $17.50 lb USD

MOQ: 11 lbs case

Yucatan is identified with its native fiery chile, the Habanero, and the lesser-known chile xcatic, (pronounced sch-KA-tik). Similar to a chile guero, it is pale green, much hotter, and resembles the New Mexican chile in shape and size.  

Ingredients: 100% Mayan Xcatic Peppers, Sour Orange.

Origin: Mexico.
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Xcatic Pepper is a type of chile that is yellow in color with a mild to sweet flavor. They can be used to add spice to many types of dishes and are often added whole to flavor foods as they cook or added as a garnish. Delicious sauce made with organic Xcatic chile paste and organic habanero chile. No preservatives or artificial colors.




X-cat-ik is pale yellow chilis with an undulating cone shape. They are long, up to 4 inches (11 cm) but thin, no more than 1 inch (2 to 3 cm) at their widest part.

Often charred before use, and then included in a dish whole without peeling or slicing. They are particularly used in seafood and sea fish dishes, and in poultry stews. Sometimes they are roasted and then slightly pickled in bitter orange juice or vinegar.


Xcatic Salsa


A fairly mild chili grown in the Yucatán Peninsula that is related to yellow wax and banana chiles. Sometimes called güero (“blonde”) it usually is yellow in color.

Mayan X-cat-ik Chilis 

They’re part of a group of chiles that Mexicans think of as Güero Chilis. Mexicans consider X-cat-ik Chilis to be moderate to very hot; non-Mexicans class them as just plain hot.

Fairly mild chili 

A fairly mild chile grown in the Yucatán Peninsula that is related to yellow wax and banana chiles. Sometimes called güero (“blonde”) it usually is yellow in color.

After a few hours of searching, I had come up with very little, except that this was a chili that comes from the Yucatan Peninsula and is a C.Anuum. It is in some ways similar to the Hungarian Hot Wax or Guero pepper except it seems for the all-important flavor.

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Mayan Cuisine with Xcatic Pepper Freshcut 

Ancient Maya cuisine was varied and extensive. Many different types of resources were consumed, including maritime, flora, and faunal material, and the food was obtained or produced through a host of strategies, such as hunting, foraging, and large-scale agricultural production. Plant domestication focused on several core foods, the most important of which was maize.

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Weight 11 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 30 × 20 in

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