Bulk Chili Peppers (Crushed)

Capsicum annuum
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[ 1439 ]Capsicum annuum

Chili Peppers (Crushed)

1/4 Pound:  $2.81 Pound:  $6.24 buy now  

Aside from the textural contrast, crushed chili pepper differs from powdered chili pepper in that the former includes dried seeds.

Also commonly called crushed red pepper, just a dash adds a lot of spice and heat to sausage, pizza, pasta sauce and other foods. And here’s an interesting tip: leftovers or dishes made a day in advance will have fierier flavor because more oleoresin capsicum, the active compound in peppers, will be released into the food.

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quick look

information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound6
originunited states
active compoundsCapsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin. Vitamins A, B, C; beta carotene, iron, phosphorus, calcium, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin.
plant part usedfruit
why buy crushed chili pepper?Adds color, flavor and textural interest to foods.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container away from heat and light.
appearance & aromaFlakey red bits with a mild aroma that intensifies with cooking.
how hot is this pepper?40M HU
In the Scoville Heat Unit Scale M means thousands, and the HU is short for Heat Units, which measure the amount of capsaicin the pepper contains.


try something new

culinarySprinkle over potatoes, scrambled eggs, garlic bread, pizza, pasta and vegetable dishes. Crushed chili pepper is also used to make flavored cooking oils.
householdReputed to deter several varieties of household and garden pests.

flavor profile

crushed chili pepper

Bold and spicy with moderate heat in small amounts.

culinary companions

Works with grilled and roasted foods as well as pasta, rice and bean dishes.


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what else you should know

crushed chili pepper

These plants have been grown for food for centuries, which has resulted in numerous cultivars. In fact, there are five domesticated species of chili pepper currently in cultivation. This one is Capsicum annuum, which also includes bell peppers and jalapeños.

The common name of “chili” is derived from the language of the Nahuatl, formerly known as the Aztecs. The fruits were so central to the Aztec way of life that ritual fasting was defined as going without salt and chili peppers.

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