KALAMAZOO, MICH. — Kalsec has added a line of specialty pepper flavors to its Latin American culinary collection. The flavors answer a consumer desire for authentic regional flavors. The flavors include ancho, chipotle, guajillo, habanero and jalapeno.

According to a Technomic survey, Mexican and Spanish are among the top five ethnic dishes Americans are “likely to order” when dining out.

“We want to help our customers capitalize on this trend, and our new specialty pepper flavors combined with our current herb and spice extract portfolio offer additional opportunities to create Latin American cuisine,” said Gary Augustine, executive director of marketing for Kalamazoo-based Kalsec.

The Kalsec specialty pepper flavors are available in a concentrated form and provide more convenience and microbial stability than their puree counterparts, according to the company. No refrigeration is necessary. Delivery of the flavor in a concentrated form offers performance and economic advantages, according to Kalsec.