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Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper

General Description: Cayenne pepper is a very hot red powder from the dried pods of pungent chili peppers.

Uses: Cayenne is used in cooking spicy hot dishes. This fiery condiment adds flair to dishes from Asia, American, Middle Eastern and European foods. Try adding a pinch of Cayenne Pepper to heat up sauces, dips, dressings, marinades and salsas.

History: Its name comes from the city of Cayenne in French Guiana. Spanish explorers looking for black pepper misnamed them as pepper, and introduced them to the rest of the world.

Origin: Cayenne Peppers were grown for thousands of years in the West Indies, Central and South America but now grown in most tropical and sub-tropical countries.

Shelf Life: 2-3 years