About Cayenne Pepper Ground
Cayenne pepper is one of the most popular spices in the world, used to flavor pretty much any dish where heat is desired. Reach for cayenne to spice up your scrambled eggs, chilis, stews, sauces, casseroles, meat rubs, curries, cajun dishes, and so much more. But start with a pinch at a time! You can always add more spice — it’s much trickier to go back once you’ve over spiced.
Scoville Heat Units: 30,000-40,000 SHU
About the cayenne pepper plant:
It is estimated that there are as many as 50,000 pepper (Capsicum) species and cultivars grown worldwide; over a dozen of these are cayenne pepper cultivars. To make “ground” cayenne spice or cayenne powder, the fruits (peppers) are dried and then ground into a powder.
Cayenne peppers are long, thin, tapering chili peppers that grow between 4 and 10 inches long. They’re typically red in color and moderately hot (30,000-50,000 Scoville Heat Units). This particular ground cayenne spice ranges from 30,000 to 40,000 SHU.
For other chile powders and spice blends with some heat, check out our Spicy Spices collection.