Dark Chile Powder is a mixture of chili and other spices such as cumin, garlic, and oregano. Darker chili powder has a deeper, more complex flavor, while mild chili powder has a bit less heat and lower flavor.
Use: Dark Chili Powder gives rich earthy flavor and deep color to Southwestern chili and Tex-Mex tacos. This chili powder is a natural for the grill. It makes a delicious rub for beef, pork, or chicken. Perk up the flavor of soups, stews, beans, and vegetables.
Health Benefits: Capsaicin in red chili powder is known to increase fat burning and reduce appetite. It may help to reduce LDL cholesterol levels. Chili peppers have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals.