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New Mexico History

Tis the Chile Season

The word chile derives from the Nahuatl word chilli or xilli. For thousands of years the medicinal properties of the chile helped the Native Indians

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New Mexico History

Origin of New Mexico Chile

Chile found its way to New Mexico with the Spanish Colonists in 1598. The Tlaxcalan Mexican Indian servants brought the seeds with them.  Another theory

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