All proceeds from Chile Pepper Institute sales go to fund chile pepper research and education at New Mexico State University.
The Chile Pepper Institute carries all but some of the oldest chile pepper seed varieties developed at New Mexico State University, garden favorites, and unusual varieties.
We also carry a wide selection of chile food products, books and merchandise.
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Exactly how hot is a Bhut Jolokia chile pepper? What is the flavor profile of a jalapeno? What are the uses of Hungarian paprika? The answers to these questions and more can be found on the newest invention from New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute, a chile flavor wheel.
The wheel is similar to flavor and aroma wheels designed for wine, only it's for chile peppers. The chile wheel covers 14 of the most popular types, including New Mexican, habanero, cayenne, bell pepper, and even the fiery Bhut Jolokia. It describes each species, the various cultivars, the pod types, the heat profiles, flavor profiles, and the peppers' uses in foods. The Chile Flavor Wheel is a partnership between the Chile Pepper Institute and the NMSU Alumni Association.
The Chile Pepper Institute Teaching Garden
The Chile Pepper Institute (CPI) is the only international organization devoted to education, research and information related to chile peppers.
The Institute was established at New Mexico State University in 1992 as the place for chile aficionados to find answers to "all things chile pepper."
New Mexico State University is also the place where chile pepper research has been ongoing since Fabian Garcia began standardizing chile pepper varieties in 1888. Dr. Garcia is widely considered to be the father of the U.S. Mexican food industry.
Chile pepper research is conducted at the Fabian Garcia Horticultural Science Center, where the Chile Pepper Institute also maintains the Amy Goldman Fowler Teaching Garden. Every summer and fall visitors can find more than 150 varieties of chile peppers growing here.
We are located on the campus of New Mexico State University.
940 COLLEGE DRIVE, LAS CRUCES, NM, 88003, US
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM