De Arbol Chilli Flakes come from a small and potent Mexican chilli.
These beautiful red chillies are thought to be derived from the cayenne pepper, but have a slightly smoky and earthy flavour.
Quite uniquely for a dried chilli they maintain their vibrant red hue even once rehydrated.
They register around 50,000-65,000 on the scoville heat unit scale, putting them firmly in the medium/hot category. Throw a few into any South American inspired dish to give it a spicy zing.