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Poblano vs. Pasilla

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Poblanonoun

A mild green chile pepper native to Mexico; when dried, the chilis are called anchos or wide chilis.

Pasillanoun

A variety of chili (a dried chilaca), used especially in sauces.

Poblano

The poblano (Capsicum annuum) is a mild chili pepper originating in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Dried, it is called ancho or chile ancho, from the Spanish word ancho ().

‘wide’;

Pasilla

The pasilla chile ( pah-SEE-yuh) or chile negro is the dried form of the chilaca chili pepper, a long and narrow member of species Capsicum annuum. Named for its dark, wrinkled skin (literally ), it is a mild to hot, rich-flavored chile.

‘little raisin’;

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