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.
Cayenne Powder 90m hu, 1/4lb
Made from a variety of red chili peppers, cayenne provides vibrant color — and with a heat index of 90M HU, delivers kick to boot. Sprinkle lightly into egg dishes, dips, BBQ sauce and marinades.