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Calories in Ancho Peppers
Per Serving

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Caloric Values, Single Serving

One whole dried Ancho Pepper contains 48 kcals.

This species of pepper is very commonly found in Spanish and Mexican style cookery and adds heat as well as spice to the recipe.

Health & Nutrition Notes for Ancho Peppers

They are a good source for Vitamin A which supports eye health.

Speaking of the eyes, the oil contained within the pepper can be exceedingly hot, thus exposure to delicate mucus membranes can pose health risks.

Whenever you are handling any type of food that is hot or even warm to the taste buds you should take particular care to wash your hands thoroughly before touching other items - whether they are located within your working space - or any part of your body, particularly the eyes.

If the hot oil is transferred to the face and the mucus membranes become exposed, the oil can cause damage - at times requiring emergency assistance if excessive oil is involved.

Nutrition Information for Dried Ancho Peppers

Nutrition Facts, Ancho Pepper, Dried State


1 Pepper

Energy Values kcal 48
Protein g 2.02
Total lipid (fat) g 1.39
Carbohydrate, by difference g 8.74
Fiber, total dietary g 3.7
Calcium, Ca mg 10
Iron, Fe mg 1.86
Magnesium, Mg mg 19
Phosphorus, P mg 34
Potassium, K mg 410
Sodium, Na mg 7
Zinc, Zn mg 0.24
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 0.3
Vitamin A, RAE g 174
Vitamin A, IU IU 3474


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