Country of Origin: USA or India
Production: Cayenne peppers are a type of long, tapering, red colored peppers with curved tips that grow in tropical and temperate locations, taking about 100 days to fully mature. The peppers are dried and ground, sometimes mixed with other peppers from the same family, to make the cayenne spice.
Qualities: Cayenne powder has a strong, spicy flavor and generally rates between 10,000 to 50,000 Scoville units. Our cayenne powder rates more mild at about Scoville Heat Units 19,000 to 25,000 SHU.
Cayenne has been used to stimulate blood circulation and reduce acidity in the body.
Common Use: The spicy kick of cayenne has been used in cuisines all around the world. It can add extra zest to a wide variety of recipes, and should be added to taste, as it is quite spicy.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in a sealed container.