Our green serrano powder packs a bit of punch and is considered a medium hot chile coming in at 8,000 – 18,000 SHU. For an unexpected flavor twist, we like to use this chile powder in recipes that call for ground cayenne. Cayenne is excellent at providing a specific heat level but gives less flavor than the Serrano. Green Serrano powder is made from Serrano peppers that have not fully matured to be red, orange, or brown. Therefore it often known as chili verde.