This PREMIUM HATCH, NEW MEXICO GROWN GUARANTEED Extra Hot Green Chile is flame roasted and flash frozen. Flame-roasting caramelizes the Chile’s natural sugars, enhancing the authentic, hearty, robust Green Chile flavor. Flash-freezing locks in flavor, aroma, nutrients, color, and texture without additives or  preservatives. Chile is harvested, flame-roasted, peeled, diced, packed, and flash-frozen in a USDA approved facility, all within 24 hours.