In Spanish, Pasilla means “little raisin”, referring to its dark brown color and wrinkled appearance. Also known as Chile Negro, Pasilla has a thin flesh and tapered, elongated shape. Its SHU is 1,000 to 4,000, providing a mildly pungent but rich flavored chile. Its distinctive, complex flavor is great for making moles, salsa, and sauces. Pasilla is grown in Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Zacatecas, and Guanajuato.