Ancho Chili Peppers
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Ancho Chili Peppers

(Peppers, Ancho Chili)  Ancho chili peppers are widely used in Mexican food and have a fruity, smokey taste that adds a wonderful flavor to many dishes. Ancho chili peppers have only 1,000 to 2,000 Scoville heat units, compared to 5,000 to 8,000 for the jalapeno pepper. Ancho chilies are actually dried poblano chili peppers and the drying process imparts a nice smokiness to the chilies. The chilies are a two to three inches wide and 4 to 5 inches long with a dark reddish-green, wrinkled skin. We use the pepper shin and seeds (only removing the stem and hard inner section upon which the seeds grow). Ancho chilies are commonly ground into a powder and used in spice mixes.  They are available in most supermarkets. See the nutritional chart below.

Pepper, ancho, dried

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NDB No: 11978 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
1.00 X 1 pepper
-------
17g
Proximates
Water
g
22.63
2
 
3.85
Energy
kcal
281
0
 
48
Energy
kJ
1176
0
 
200
Protein
g
11.86
2
 
2.02
Total lipid (fat)
g
8.20
2
 
1.39
Ash
g
5.89
2
 
1.00
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
51.41
0
 
8.74
Fiber, total dietary
g
21.6
2
 
3.7
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
61
2
 
10
Iron, Fe
mg
10.93
2
 
1.86
Magnesium, Mg
mg
113
2
 
19
Phosphorus, P
mg
201
2
 
34
Potassium, K
mg
2411
2
 
410
Sodium, Na
mg
43
2
 
7
Zinc, Zn
mg
1.42
2
 
0.24
Copper, Cu
mg
0.508
2
 
0.086
Manganese, Mn
mg
1.279
2
 
0.217
Selenium, Se
mcg
2.9
0
 
0.5
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
2.0
2
 
0.3
Thiamin
mg
0.179
2
 
0.030
Riboflavin
mg
2.255
2
 
0.383
Niacin
mg
6.403
2
 
1.089
Pantothenic acid
mg
1.993
2
 
0.339
Vitamin B-6
mg
3.535
2
 
0.601
Folate, total
mcg
69
2
 
12
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
 
0
Folate, food
mcg
69
2
 
12
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
69
0
 
12
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
 
0.00
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
1022
2
 
174
Retinol
mcg
0
0
 
0
Vitamin A, IU
IU
20438
2
 
3474
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
mcg
0.0
0
 
0.0
Vitamin D
IU
0
0
 
0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.820
0
 
0.139
4:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
6:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
8:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
10:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
12:0
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
14:0
g
0.082
0
 
0.014
16:0
g
0.656
0
 
0.112
18:0
g
0.082
0
 
0.014
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.492
0
 
0.084
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.410
0
 
0.070
20:1
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
4.511
0
 
0.767
18:2 undifferentiated
g
4.265
0
 
0.725
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.164
0
 
0.028
18:4
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
20:5 n-3 (EPA)
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
22:5 n-3 (DPA)
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
22:6 n-3 (DHA)
g
0.000
0
 
0.000
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
 
0
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.155
0
 
0.026
Threonine
g
0.425
0
 
0.072
Isoleucine
g
0.373
0
 
0.063
Leucine
g
0.605
0
 
0.103
Lysine
g
0.515
0
 
0.088
Methionine
g
0.142
0
 
0.024
Cystine
g
0.219
0
 
0.037
Phenylalanine
g
0.361
0
 
0.061
Tyrosine
g
0.245
0
 
0.042
Valine
g
0.489
0
 
0.083
Arginine
g
0.554
0
 
0.094
Histidine
g
0.232
0
 
0.039
Alanine
g
0.476
0
 
0.081
Aspartic acid
g
1.661
0
 
0.282
Glutamic acid
g
1.532
0
 
0.260
Glycine
g
0.425
0
 
0.072
Proline
g
0.502
0
 
0.085
Serine
g
0.464
0
 
0.079
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0
 
0.0
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)