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Guajillo Facts

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Guajillo was given the nickname “travieso,” which in Spanish translates to “mischievous,” due to the tingling sensation it gives off.

Six reasons to sprinkle some more

  • May aid in pain relief

  • May promote weight loss

  • May be rich in antioxidants

  • May help relieve heartburn

  • May reduce inflammation

  • May help relieve pain caused by arthritis

Moderation is key

Repeated intake at higher doses may cause adverse effects in some individuals, such as a burning sensation.


Guajillo is a common ingredient in Mexican cuisine. It’s often mixed with ancho and pasilla chili powder to make salsas and sauces for mole, enchiladas and tamales.  


Guajillo is one of the most commonly used chilies in Mexico. It is the dried form of the mirasol pepper, a chili variety of the species Capsicum annuum.

24 Vitamins and Minerals

  • Betaine
  • Calcium
  • Carotene
  • Choline
  • Copper
  • Folate
  • Iron
  • Lutein
  • Lycopene
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Niacin
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Riboflavin
  • Selenium
  • Sodium
  • Thiamin
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B-6
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Zinc
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