Mulato Chiles

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Mulato Chiles

Mulato Chiles: Mulato chiles are dried Poblano chiles. Similar to Anchos, mulato chiles have a medium heat (2,500 - 3,000 Scoville units) and a slightly different flavor. The mulato has a more complex flavor that has been described as chocolatey, smokey, licorice, with hints of cherries, coffee, raisins and tobacco. The mulato is a wide chile, about 4 inches long and 2-3 inches wide. These dark brown/red chiles have a medium thick skin and are always sold dried. The word mulato means "light brown". Popular in mole, mulato chiles are great in any sauces and their moderate heat allows a chef to regulate the amount of flavor in a dish without concern for adding too much heat. Mulato chiles can be substitued for Poblanos, Anchos, or Pasilla chiles.

Mulato chiles are dried Poblanos, whose name refers to the city of origin in Mexico, and literally means "pepper from Pueblo". Mulato chiles are allowed to ripen longer to a dark brown and then dried, where Anchos ripen to red and then are dried. The extra ripening adds more to the mulato's flavor, a subtle difference but one that has it's place in Mexcian cuisine. When dried they look very similar, but the mulato chiles remain dark brown after soaking which makes them popular in chocolate based mole sauces and other traditional mulato recipes. Mulato chiles are a member of "the holy trinity" of chiles (with Ancho and Pasilla Chiles).

 

    Mulato Chile Facts:
  • Mulato chiles are dried Poblanos
  • Mulatos are very similar to anchos but with a slightly different flavor
  • Mulato chiles are allowed to ripen further than Anchos to a dark brown before drying
  • Their flavor is described as chocolatey, smokey, licorice
  • One of "the holy trinity" of peppers with Ancho and Pasilla
  • Widley used in chocolate mole sauces
  • Medium heat at 2,500 - 3,000 Scoville units
  • Mulato means "light brown"
  • Approximately 4 inches long and 2-3 inches wide
  • Mulatos retain their dark brown color after rehydrating
Nutritional data per 100g:

  • Alanine - 0.476 g
  • Arginine - 0.554 g
  • Ash - 5.89 g
  • Aspartic acid - 1.661 g
  • Calcium, Ca - 61 mg
  • Carbohydrate, by difference - 51.41 g
  • Copper, Cu - 0.508 mg
  • Cystine - 0.219 g
  • Energy - 1176 kj
  • Energy - 281 kcal
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated - 0.492 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated - 4.511 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated - 0.820 g
  • Fiber, total dietary - 21.6 g
  • Folate, DFE - 69 mcg_DFE
  • Folate, food - 69 mcg
  • Folate, total - 69 mcg
  • Glutamic acid - 1.532 g
  • Glycine - 0.425 g
  • Histidine - 0.232 g
  • Iron, Fe - 10.93 mg
  • Isoleucine - 0.373 g
  • Leucine - 0.605 g
  • Lysine - 0.515 g
  • Magnesium, Mg - 113 mg
  • Manganese, Mn - 1.279 mg
  • Methionine - 0.142 g
  • Niacin - 6.403 mg
  • Pantothenic acid - 1.993 mg
  • Phenylalanine - 0.361 g
  • Phosphorus, P - 201 mg
  • Potassium, K - 2411 mg
  • Proline - 0.502 g
  • Protein - 11.86 g
  • Riboflavin - 2.255 mg
  • Selenium, Se - 2.9 mcg
  • Serine - 0.464 g
  • Sodium, Na - 43 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.179 mg
  • Threonine - 0.425 g
  • Total lipid (fat) - 8.20 g
  • Tryptophan - 0.155 g
  • Tyrosine - 0.245 g
  • Valine - 0.489 g
  • Vitamin A, IU - 20438 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE - 1022 mcg_RAE
  • Vitamin B-6 - 3.535 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid - 2.0 mg
  • Water - 22.63 g
  • Zinc, Zn - 1.42 mg
  • Mulato Chiles are dried Poblanos
    Mulato Chiles are dried Poblanos

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