Chili Powder is a blend of spices that usually includes ground chili peppers, oregano, cumin, and garlic powder.
Chili powder is the dried, pulverized fruit of one or more varieties of chili pepper, sometimes with the addition of other spices. It is used as a spice to add pungency and flavor to culinary dishes. The sweet flavour in chili powder comes from paprika which is a spice made from dried ground mild peppers.
Chili Powder is used in Southwestern and Mexican-type cooking. It’s a prominent ingredient of chili con carne, and is also used to season eggs, shellfish, cheese dishes, and stews. Manufacturers use chili powder in processed Mexican foods, sausages, and pork and beans.
Taste and Aroma Description Chili Powder mixtures can vary from mild to extremely spicy. It is not necessarily hot, but may have a mild flavor if made with a chili pepper of a less pungent variety
Chili Powder blends may vary widely in flavor. To ensure the appropriate level of heat or spiciness, add it slowly to foods, tasting as you go. Chili Powders can often be used in sodium-free cooking, since many are made without salt.