Cayenne Pepper

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About Cayenne Pepper

Product Info:
Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum frutescens) is made from the Capsicum Chile. This is one of the most pungent varieties of chile. Cayenne is made from grinding both the flesh and the seeds of the chile, this makes it a very hot and it should be used with care as a little goes a very long way. The name of the Cayenne probably came from the area of South America where the chile originated. Cayenne Pepper is believed to be beneficial for the circulatory system. 

Suggested Use:
Cayenne Pepper is made from the Capsicum Chile. This is one of the most pungent varieties of chile peppers. Cayenne is great in chile, soups and stews. A bit of Cayenne can give the right kick to homemade salsa. Add to oils to make a rub for meats and poultry.

Dried chiles.

Basic Prep:
Add directly to recipes as called for. Heating the powder makes it spicier, so add to simmering recipes gradually.


Occassionally misspelled "Cayene" or "Cayennne" or Cayanne.

Product Reviews

  • 5
    Fresh and Hot!

    Posted by Marilyn TenBrink on 19th Oct 2016

    Wonderful... very hot! Love it!!

  • 5
    hot and spicey

    Posted by Adriana G on 14th Nov 2011

    Perfect level of hotness for my taste! loved it.