Chili Peppers, Chipotle, Whole
Chipotle Chiles, Capsicum annuum, are actually fully ripened and then smoked dried jalapeno chile peppers which are native to Veracruz, Mexico. Pronounced "chi-POHT-lay". It takes approximately 10 pounds of fresh jalapenos to make one pound of dried Chipotles, the end result is a dark brown to black colored, wrinkled pepper.
Chipotle, which comes from the Nahuatl word “chilpoctli” with "chil" meaning chile pepper and "poctli” meaning smoked (was originally “pochilli”). Morita means “small blackberry” in Spanish.