MEXICO. New Mexico Chile Powder is made from grinding whole New Mexico Chiles (also known as Anaheim, California or Colorado Chile Pepper). This mildly hot chile powder 500-2500 Scoville heat units is 2-4 on a heat scale of 1-10. It has an earthy chile flavor with tones of wild cherries. It is commonly used in Red Mexican or Southwestern sauces. Add when mild heat and chile flavor are needed, wonderful in sauces, salsa and marinades. Use in stir fry, sprinkle over poultry or fish before baking or grilling. Spritz popped popcorn with water then toss with a bit of chile powder for a unique snack.