Chili powder is the dried, pulverized fruit of one or more varieties of chili pepper, sometimes with the addition of other spices. A key ingredient is winter’s favorite, chili powder is also an ingredient in chili con carne.
Made from dried and crushed peppers, red pepper flakes are great on everything from corn on the cob and pizza, to stir fry and fresh salads. Red pepper flakes have become a bit of an American standard and are often served alongside salt and pepper.
Sriracha has a medium to hot level of heat. It’s used often in Asian cuisine as a fiery sauce and can easily be found bottled or powdered in the grocery store. Heat wise, it’s a step up from peppercorn.
Habanero peppers are some of the hottest peppers there are. Many restaurants serve habanero chicken wings for those brave enough to take the heat. Matter fact, you have to love heat to handle these peppers for sure!