Cayenne (40M HU) Ground

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Cayenne is the dried and ground fruit of chili peppers. With a Scoville Heat Unit rating of 40M (thousand) HU, this is the cayenne pepper that lends heat to traditional Cajun and Creole dishes.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound5
active compoundscapsaicin
plant part usedfruit
why buy powdered cayenne pepper, 40M HU?Adds color and spicy flavor to foods and beverages.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container away from direct light and heat.
appearance & aromaBright red color.
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.


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culinaryUse to season rice and bean dishes, grilled and roasted meats and vegetables, soups, stews and braised foods. In Mexico, cayenne is added to hot chocolate.
industrialCayenne is a source of capsaicin, which is an ingredient is topical pain-relieving creams and ointments.
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Keep a small shake container of cayenne at the table to enjoy a pinch with freshly ground mixed peppercorns at mealtimes.

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flavor profile

powdered cayenne pepper, 40M HU

Spicy, moderately hot.

culinary companions

Blends with other herbs and spices commonly used in Latin and Caribbean cooking, such as oregano, thyme, cumin, onions and garlic.


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what else you should know

powdered cayenne pepper, 40M HU

Cayenne, like many other chili peppers, has been in cultivation for more than 7,000 years. The hot, spicy flavor of the dried fruit of the plant is due to the presence of a compound called capsaicin. The spice is a staple in many world cuisines, including Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and Italian cooking. Cayenne is also widely used throughout the Caribbean, where it was “discovered” by 16th century spice traders and explorers, such as Christopher Columbus. The spice was then introduced to Europe as a substitute for black pepper, which was very expensive and hard to obtain at the time.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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