Red Cayenne Pepper
“Used all over the world”
Red Cayenne Pepper derived from the Tupi Indians, the Cayenne district of French Guiana, from whence the Portuguese transported it to Asia around 1500AD.
The Cayenne chilli is long and thin with a sharp point, and there are numerous varieties ranging in size from 20 cm long by 2 cm wide, down to miniature size (see Thai Miniature) as little as 1.25 cm long by 3 mm wide. The varieties used prolifically in Indian cookery are generally between 5 cm to 10 cm in length. More of a tree-like than bush plant, growing to three feet high and two feet wide. Heat level is 30,000 to 50,000 SHU.
Cayenne is one of the most popular spices and is used all over the world. You can use it fresh, dried and powdered.
Heat level: Upper mid heat