Cascabel Chilies

May 31, 2013

Cascabel (or rattle) chilies get their name from the sound they make when shaken; the seeds become loose and rattle around within the fruit body.

The parent chile bola matures to a dark red color.  When dried to achieve its cascabel namesake, the chili darkens further.  Cascabel chilies are used when near-black in color.

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  1. […] Cascabel chilis when fresh are also known as bola chilis. Spanish bola means ball, and cascabel is bell or rattle; when fresh this chili is round like a ball, and when dried the seeds become loose and able to rattle around. […]

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