Dancourt Cayenne Pepper 1KG (10)
Cayenne pepper is not actually related to the pepper spice that we know as black pepper. It is the ground powder of the dried small, thin, red, hot chilli peppers that belong to the same vegetable family (Solanaceae) as sweet peppers, potatoes, tomatoes and other types of chillies. These chilli pods, which are native to South and Central America are dried and ground down to make chilli powder and cayenne pepper.
Cayenne pepper has a deceptively mild aroma, yet has a hot and fiery taste. When using cayenne pepper in cooking, it must be used sparingly, as this spice is much hotter than it looks on first appearance.
Cayenne pepper is widely used in Mexican cooking and Cajun cuisine and has now become a staple spice of various Asian cuisines also. It is one of the components of Tabasco sauce and ginger ale, both of which are known for their fiery kicks.