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Cayenne Pepper Products: Catch Them If You Cay-enne
The cayenne pepper is one of the most commonly used hot peppers, usually appearing in pizza parlours as a jar of “red pepper flakes” or in your spice rack as “cayenne pepper powder”. Most popular hot sauces also turn to cayenne pepper to bring the heat - especially hot sauces that contain vinegar. Out of reverence to this beloved capsium, we use it in everything from hot sauce to wing sauce and seasonings whenever we cay-enne.
How Spicy Is A Cayenne Pepper?
Cayenne peppers are considered medium-hot, measuring around 30,000 - 50,000 SHU on the Scoville Scale. For reference, that’s about 10 times hotter than a jalapeño.
Is Cayenne Pepper Healthy?
Yes, cayenne peppers are good for you and are even considered among the top medicinal herbs. That’s why cayenne is usually featured in those super hardcore detox diet drinks, alongside loads of lemon and celery (and frequent trips to the toilet - no thank you). Most of cayenne’s health benefits come from capsaicin, the compound that makes it spicy. All hot peppers contain capsaicin, so they all have similar health benefits, such as increased metabolism, pain relief, immune system support, and improved circulation. Whether you like the classics or prefer to branch out to more exotic pepper products, keep the hot sauce coming to reap the amazing benefits.