Anaheim Pepper

Anaheim peppers are chile peppers that can be reckognized by their green, long, curved shape. They also go by the name, California peppers, due top their popularity in Southwestern cooking. They are named after the city in Southern California where they were first grown commercially. They are relatively mild peppers. When raw, the flavor is bright and juicy with notes of pepper, while cooked anaheims obtain a more sweetly rich taste and piquant bite. They are harvested while still immature, between four and ten inches in length. If left to fully mature, they would shrink in size and turn a deep red hue.

These chiles are commonly used peppers that get stuffed in chiles rellenos. They make the perfect roasting peppers and can be used in sauces.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 pepper
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 20
  • Calories from fat: 0
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Total Carbs: 3g
    • Fiber: 0g
    • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 80%
  • Vitamin C: 170%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%


Handling & Storage


Available year round

Also Known As

  • California pepper
  • Magdalena pepper

Do not wash before storing. Keep in refrigerator between 40 and 45 degrees for up to 2 weeks. These peppers can even be frozen for longer periods of time.

  • Green Anaheim
  • Red Anaheim


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