The cayenne pepper also known as the Guinea spice,cow-horn pepper, aleva, bird pepper,or, especially in its powdered form, red pepper is a hot chili pepper used to flavor dishes. It is named for the city of Cayenne in French Guiana.
The fruits are generally dried and ground, or pulped and baked into cakes, which are then ground and sifted to make the powdered spice of the same name.
Cayenne is used in cooking spicy dishes, as a powder or in its whole form (such as in Korean, Sichuan and other Asian cuisine), or in a thin, vinegar-based sauce. It is generally rated at 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville units.
Very hot! Our Red Cayenne Chili Olive Oil is created exclusively at the organic mill in Tunisia by crushing 12 pounds of fresh cayenne chilies for each gallon of Olive Oil. The oil and fresh chilies are fused for two hours before decanting and filtering. Use this oil with seafood, steaks, roasts, lamb, venison, chicken, BBQ, Salsa, stir fry, soups, stews, etc.