Urfa Biber Turkish Chile Flakes

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Urfa Biber (also known as isot pepper or isot biber) is a dried Turkish chile pepper that is cultivated in the Urfa region of Turkey. Urfa Biber begins as a red pepper and becomes a deep maroon color once it ripens. Urfa Peppers are sun-dried during the day and wrapped tightly at night.

The wrapping of the Urfa works to infuse the dried flesh with the remaining moisture of the chile. This process, known as “sweating,” heightens the complex flavors of the chile. Urfa Biber is at once smoky, sweet, spicy, and earthy. There are hints of coffee, tobacco, chocolate, and raisins. Urfa chiles start off somewhat mild but gradually build to a respectable level of heat.

Urfa Biber chiles are most commonly used in lamb kebobs and other Turkish cuisine. Due to it’s spicy sweetness, it has also become a popular secret ingredient in desserts.



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  1. 5 out of 5

    Urfa Biber Pepper

    This is an amazing find! My local store charges about this much for literally less than HALF of the amount I received from spice specialist. The quality is excellent and you can really get a lot of flavor from a very small amount. I’m praying that you guys always have this in stock!

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  2. 5 out of 5


    Good mixed with yogurt, sprinkled on salads, on meat, everything! If you like Middle Eastern food then this belongs in your kitchen.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    One tasty pepper

    One tasty pepper. Comes chopped and dry. Mild, earthy hot. Probably different in taste to other peppers you have tasted if you haven’t tasted this one. Definitely give it a try.

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