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15 Things All New Mexicans Know To Be True About Chile

If there’s one thing New Mexicans can agree on, it’s the importance of chile. We’re addicted to the stuff and totally unrepentant about it. We even study it in academic institutions – New Mexico State University has a Chile Pepper Institute! It’s fair to say that chile peppers are a key part of both our economy and our cultural identity as New Mexicans. So, here are 15 things we all know to be true about chile.

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Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.