Cayenne Pepper – 55g

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Product Description

Also known as ground chilli, Cayenne Pepper is made of a variety of tropical red chilli powders, and is generally considered to be one of the hottest blends of chillies. Cayenne pepper is used in many cuisines throughout the world, as it is an excellent spice to add zest or heat to a dish.

 

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Flavour Notes:

Cayenne pepper has a deceptively mild aroma, yet has a hot and fiery taste. When using cayenne pepper in cooking, it must be used sparingly, as this spice is much hotter than it looks on first appearance.

Culinary Notes:

Cayenne Pepper, also known as the Guinea spice, cow-horn pepper, red hot chili pepper, aleva, bird pepper or especially in its powdered form, red pepper, is a cultivar of Capsicum annuum, which is related to bell peppers, jalapeños, paprika, and others. The Capsicum genus is in the nightshade family (Solanaceae). It is a hot chilli pepper used to flavor dishes and named after the city of Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana

Health Benefits:

All chillies including cayenne pepper contain capsaicin which is known to have many health benefits including boosting the immune system, eliminating inflammation and help to weight loss.

Ingredients:

100% dried Ground Cayenne Pepper

Country of origin:

India

Other names or spelling:

Hot chilli powder, Capsicum frutescens, ground chilli, ginnie pepper

How to use

  • Use sparingly in dishes to add a fiery kick
  • 1/8 – 1/4 tsp is all that is needed to add some heat to dish
  • Use in curries, marinades and spice rubs
  • Use to enhance many dishes or in any recipes that ask for red pepper
  • Add in the beginning of cooking to bloom and release their volatile oils

The Spice People FAQs

Yes, cayenne pepper can be substituted with other chilli powders or crushed chili flakes, although the heat level and flavor may vary. Adjust the amount according to your taste preference and the recipe.

Cayenne pepper should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. Proper storage will help maintain its flavor and potency.

The amount of cayenne pepper used in a recipe will depend on personal taste preferences and the desired level of heat. It’s best to start with a small amount and add more gradually until the desired level of spiciness is achieved.

The Spice People FAQs

Simple or smoke paprika along with cayenne pepper is the best alternative. Paprika tastes similar to Kashmiri Chilli, while cayenne paper adds to its spice.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

These spices are different. Paprika is the sweet cousin of Kashmiri chilli specific to western cuisine. Kashmiri chilli popular in Indian cuisine and is hotter than paprika.

Place the Kashmiri chilli under the sun for two days. When the chillies turn crispy, grind them in a food mill. Cool down the powder and store it in an airtight jar.

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