The mulato's colour while growing is dark green, maturing to red or brown. The dried mulato is flat and wrinkled, and always brownish-black in colour. The average length of the mulato is ten centimeters, and it is typically five centimeters wide. Its shape is wide at the top, tapering to a blunt point.
The mulato has been described as tasting somewhat like chocolate or licorice, with undertones of cherry and tobacco.
Strength and flavour
- Heatscale: 3/10
- Flavour: deep dried fruit and tobacco flavours with a hint of liquorice
- Uses: can be stuffed whole, puréed into sauces, soups, stews and salsas, most famously used in mole sauces.