Cayenne chili pepper flakes by Kaitaia Fire made in Aotearoa
Regular price $10.50
Cayenne chili pepper flakes by Kaitaia Fire are infinitely versatile and will add colour and heat to a wide range of dishes, from Mexican chili to Moroccan stews. They are also great sprinkled over smashed avocado, fried eggs and roast vegetables.
These are the same chilies used in Kaitaia Fire's famous chili pepper hot sauce, minced up and dried for you to enjoy in your favourite dish.
Made in Kaitaia, Aotearoa
About Kaitaia Fire
Kaitaia Fire Ltd. was established in 1989 on an organic 5 acre farm at Lake Ohia in Aotearoa's winterless far north. From those humble beginnings, they now export hot sauce all around the world, and produce a range of organic hot products for the domestic market. Their sauces have won many food awards in Aotearoa and the United States.
Try and picture in your mind, the warm waters of the South Pacific washing into a large bay, lined with golden beaches on New Zealand’s North East coast. The surrounding land is a mix of bush and the lush green pasture Scattered amongst the farm land are Northland’s new “hot crop”, chili peppers, capsicum frutescens, the main ingredient in the world famous Kaitaia Fire organic hot sauce made at this bay, and named after the local town.
When these chilies are at the height of their maturity and the red colour is at its most intense, they are plucked off the knee high bushes and brought in for sorting and washing. After being finely milled and mixed with organic sea salt, the chilies are sealed in barrels with air locks to undergo a quasi-fermentation process over the next few years. This process effectively removes all the sugars in the fruit, and releases the volatile oils locked up in the pepper’s cell walls.
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