You can determine the amount of heat in your recipes but how much of the habanero powder you add. Often it's hard to do so with the actual pepper; do you remove all the seeds,half? This powder makes it easier to refine your spice levels for your recipes.
Even though this is a blend it is a great hot powder for cooking or mixing your own seasonings. While not as hot as say Reaper or Scorpion powder it is a extremely hot substitute at a more realistic price. You still get the rich habanero flavor and a heat that the majority of people would call HOT so start with small amounts and go from there.
This powder is so full of flavor and absolutely delicious hot peppers. I cook with it, I put it on leftovers and even tried it on popcorn. So good. Will definitely order this again. It smells and tastes fresh, I couldn't ask for more.
Contrary to what I had expected this powder was milder than my locally purchased hit red chili powder! The Habanero powder I purchased at the LA Farmers Market is truly hot and really what habanero powder should taste like.