Origin: North America, Mexico, Africa, Japan, China, India
Cayenne or red pepper (Capsicum frutescens) is orange-red in color and varies in degrees of heat level called heat units (Scoville heat units). On average, Cayenne pepper can range from 30,000 to 50,000 heat units depending on the amount of capsaicin it contains. It's concentrated spicy heat is actually a great source of vitamin A, vitamin B6, Vitmain C, vitamin K, maganese and fiber. Cayenne is very hot - use with discretion.
*Must be stored out of directly sunlight and always keep tightly sealed to ensure freshness.
Ground Cayenne Red Pepper Uses
- Pickling & relishes
- Hot sauce
- Spicy sausage
- Cheese flavoring
- Creamy soups & stews
- Curry dishes
- Egg & egg dishes
- Casseroles & cheesy dishes
- Season beef, lamb, pork, poultry, fish & seafood
- Pairs well with any vegetables, potatoes & stewed tomatoes
- An interesting accompaniment to chocolate