Cayenne Chili Peppers
30,000 - 50,000 Scovilles. A thin chile pepper, green to red in color, about 2 to 3 inches long. The "cayenne pepper" spice you use is the dried, ground version of this pepper.
Cayenne Pepper Information
The cayenne chili pepper is a bright red chili ranging from 2-5 inches long and about 1/2 inch in diameter. Cayenne chilis are usually sold as a powder, as cayenne pepper.
The word cayenne comes from the city of Cayenne in French Guiana. Cayenne pepper is great in soups and sauces, on pizzas, as well as over meats and seafoods. Keep it on the table in a shaker as an alternative to salt or pepper.
Want to know more? Learn about the history of the cayenne pepper.
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