MOUNT PROSPECT, ILL. — The Mizkan America Food Ingredients business unit’s pepper portfolio has been expanded with the addition of Hatch Valley Roasted chiles. Sourced from the Hatch Valley in New Mexico, the peppers are available to food manufacturers in 55-gallon bags packed in plastic drums.
“Our Hatch Valley pepper growers pick the chiles at the height of ripeness so that we can provide the best in flavor and selection,” said Dave Sackett, executive director of sales and marketing for Mizkan Food Ingredients. “The Hatch chile ranges from a mild-to-medium heat with a Scoville rating between zero to 300, making it very versatile for manufacturers to include in formulations.”
Mr. Sackett added that the 2016 crop was accelerated by warm weather in June and July, yielding an excellent growing season and an abundant crop. From Mizkan’s plant in New Mexico, the company is the largest processor of jalapeños in the United States and the largest green chili processor in the world.
“Our Deming, N.M., plant has extensive knowledge of pepper harvesting and processing,” Mr. Sackett said. “The in-demand Hatch Valley chiles are an extension of our pepper line and are an excellent way to add heat and texture to sauces, salsas, stews, soups and more.”