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These are peppers that range from very dark green to almost black. They are mildly spicy, with a heat index of mild to medium. The darker chilies have a more intense flavor. When the chili has been seeded but left whole, it is called a capon and is ready for stuffing.
As the pepper matures, it turns a reddish brown. Dried poblanos are known as Ancho chilies.
1/2 cup chopped pepper = 14 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, <1g protein, 3g carbohydrates, 1mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol