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Cayenne Pepper Powder

Cayenne Pepper

Capsicum frutescens

Origin: UK
From£7.40 per kg

Cayenne powder is a blend of different types of peppers, quite often not containing cayenne peppers, finely ground. The cayenne variety is commonly called ‘bird chilli‘. Cayenne is made from ripened fruit, varying from red to yellow, whilst the powder form is red or red-brown in colour.


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Cayenne pepper takes its name from its supposed centre of origin – the cayenne region of French Guiana. It is commonly dried and ground into a fine powder or used fresh in many recipes. It grows around the world in India, East Africa, Mexico and parts of the United States.

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Cayenne powder is spicy and often used in curries and chilli. Typically a little goes a long way, and often a pinch is all that is required. Cayenne is often added to health drinks and recipes to add moderate heat and natural flavour. This spice contains many nutrients, including vitamin C, provitamin A, vitamin B6 and vitamin K. This makes cayenne a popular ingredient for healthy drinks and tasty cuisine.

Cayenne powder is said to offer pain relief, aid digestive health, improve metabolic function and reduce high blood pressure. It is also said to be a good source of nutrition, containing many important nutrients, including VITAMIN B1, B2, B6, K potassium, copper, iron and magnesium. It is also believed to offer treatment and relief from skin ailments such as psoriasis. Cayenne is often added to a wide variety of herbal remedies to improve the absorption and circulation of other herbs throughout the body. It is said to have a diaphoretic action (sweat-inducing) and may promote fever. This in turn helps to reduce fevers and provide relief from the congestion of colds and sinusitis.

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