Cayenne, also known as African pepper and bird pepper, is the dried fruit of a type of red pepper plant original to Zanzibar now cultivated in other temperate zones throughout the world. The member of the nightshade family gets its genus name, Capsicum, from the Greek word that means “to bite,” while the common name is borrowed from the capital city of French Guiana. Although the powdered herb is most commonly used as seasoning, it is also incorporated into topical salves.
Organic Cayenne Powder 30,000hu, 1/4lb
Cayenne, named after the capital city of French Guiana, is a type of chili pepper also known as bird pepper, cow-horn pepper and by various other common names. The HU number refers to Scoville Heat Units, which measures how much heat-generating capsaicin is present. To the tongue, 30,000 HU has some kick considering tobacco sauce has only about 5,000 HU.