Cayenne Pepper, Ground

Cayenne goes by many sweet and colloquial names: bird pepper, cow-horn pepper, Guinea spice, red pepper, and – if you’ve ever gotten it in your eye or nose – Sweet Merciful Apocalypse of Fiery Death pepper. A must-have in all kitchens.

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Cayenne pepper is a part of practically every cuisine worldwide and is grown in nearly every country. However, the pepper owes its culinary nomenclature to the city of Cayenne in French Guiana.

After around 100 days of maturation the fruits are picked bright red and allowed to dry and cure either in the sun or in ovens. Once dried the fruits are ground into a powder. The powder is used on its own or often added to various spice blends for its medium-high heat and neutral flavor.

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IngredientsGround Red Pepper.
Recommended ApplicationsFrom one of the most pungent of chile peppers, this Ground Cayenne Pepper is derived from the Capiscum Chile. Fantastic in stews, chili, or soups, a bit of Ground Cayenne Pepper can also add a spicy kick to any homemade salsa. Another great use is adding this spice to oils for a rub to apply on your choice of meat.
Basic PreparationReady to use as is, no preparation is necessary. This spice becomes spicier when heated and is advised to add gradually to simmering recipes.
CuisineAsian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Pakistani, Thai
Product StylePowder
Shelf Life1.5 Years
Handling / StorageStore in a cool, dry place.
Country of OriginIndia
Allergen InformationNone Specified


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