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Frontier Natural Products, Organic Cayenne, 16 oz (453 g)

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Frontier Natural Products, Organic Cayenne, 16 oz (453 g)

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16 oz
1.70 oz
  • Expiration Date: September 2020
  • Shipping Weight:
    1.24 lbs
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  • Product Code: FRO-00795
  • UPC Code: 089836007957
  • Package Quantity: 16 oz
  • Dimensions:
    7.7 x 7.7 x 1.4 in, 1.05 lbs
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  • Capsicum Annuum
  • USDA Organic
  • Kosher
  • Certified Organic by QAI

This colorful, ground chili pepper will turn up the heat and color in your cooking. Use it in favorite ethnic recipes, or sprinkle it on at the table whenever a dish needs extra zip.

The term "cayenne" is often used to refer to any ground pepper, but true cayenne (which takes its name from the French Guinea city of Cayenne) is actually a particular type of chili pepper--about four to 12 inches long, thin, and very pungent.

Like other chili peppers, cayenne belongs to the genus Capsicum, a member of the nightshade ( Solanaceae ) family. Cayenne--and most other hot and sweet peppers grown in the U.S.--is Capsicum annuum, while Capsicum frutescens produces the small, thin-skinned pepper from which Tabasco sauce is made. The name capsicum may have been derived from the Latin capsa for "box" (the pepper is mostly a hollow, box-like fruit), or the Greek kapto, "to bite."

Technically, chili peppers are a fruit; once dried they are correctly considered a spice.

An annual, herbaceous plant, the personality of Capsicum annuum depends a great deal on the neighborhood in which it grows up. A hot, dry environment, for example, produces the hottest chilies, while milder ones are produced in cooler, wetter climates. Even the same variety of pepper will differ, depending upon its locale.

There are several scales for measuring the hotness of chilies. What they actually measure is the capsaicin content, the crystalline, pungent substance that gives chilies their fire. The most popular scale is the Scoville Organoleptic test, which assigns a number between 0 and 300,000 heat units (the higher the number, the hotter the pepper). Cayenne typically measures between 30,000 and 90,000 heat units on the Scoville scale.

In his search for peppercorns, Columbus found "agi" pods, which the Indians used in cooking. Although technically no relation to black peppers, the Spanish called the pods "peppers," and the name stuck. Early explorers sent the seeds back to Europe, where their popularity quickly spread; soon chili peppers were commonly used to flavor bland food all over Europe. Like many cayenne lovers today, both the Edwardians and the Victorians placed chili powder shakers on their tables. Researchers are studying the pain-reducing effect of capsaicin. One theory is that capsaicin triggers pain-detecting nerves in the mouth, nose and throat, which in turn motivate the brain to release natural painkillers (endorphins). Other studies suggest that capsaicin may lower blood pressure, reduce blood clot formation, and/or prevent or heal ulcers (by stimulating the flow of digestive juices).

Suggested Use

Cayenne adds color and flavor to Southwestern salsas, Indian chutneys, Thai curries, Mexican enchiladas, Chinese stir-fries, Texan chili con carnes, Cajun hot sauce, and many other recipes. Cayenne provides an easy way to perk up stir-fries, soups, stews, grain, meat or vegetable recipes--just about any savory dish.

If you like kick in your recipes, you'll find cayenne indispensable. A few tips:
- If you're not used to cooking with chili peppers--even the ground variety--start with very small amounts. Don't use a literal "pinch," though, because you don't want to get it on your fingers! (If you do get it on your fingers, then wash them right away; don't put them near your eyes or nose!) *
- Keep in mind that dishes containing chili pepper often get hotter as they sit or are stored. So err on the side of using less. (You can always add more at the table, if you prefer a hotter dish.)
- If you get too much heat in a dish, eat or drink dairy products like milk or yogurt to neutralize the burning--capsaicin isn't water soluble, so water won't do the trick. Starches like rice or bread sometimes help, too.



Chilies can be irritating to eyes and skin; use caution when handling.


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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 tsp (0.7 g)
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 0  
Calories from Fat 0  
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat 0 g  
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0 g 0%
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 0 g  
Vitamin A   6%
Vitamin C   0%
Calcium   0%
Iron   0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
iHerb Customer Reviews

My daily pep me up

Posted by tsalach on March 18 2018 | Verified Purchase

I like the heat in this cayenne powder. I add 1 tsp cayenne, along with 1tbsp apple cider vinegar and 1tbsp fresh lemon juice in half glass of water(room temp.). Drink it first thing in the morning. Keep my blood circulation going and wakes me up! Love it!

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Great product

Posted by iHerb Customer on March 6 2018 | Verified Purchase

Nice spiceyness !

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Good Price And Quality

Posted by iHerb Customer on January 21 2018 | Verified Purchase

I become addictive to cayenne pepper. This one is economic and good in quality.

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Frontier's cayenne pepper

Posted by iHerb Customer on December 19 2017 | Verified Purchase

this cayenne is potent-a small sprinkle will do. i sprinkle in my morning coffee with nutmeg. i use it for blood circulation. i use also in cooking. i heard that peppers better saved in the freezer to keep the potency.

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Posted by iHerb Customer on August 14 2017 | Verified Purchase

They tell me this is 90,000 HUs. I guess that is a lot and it is plenty strong for me. I put 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon in many drinks, hot & cold(tea, grapefruit juice, coconut water, etc and many foods). My main purpose is to reduce blood pressure and after a couple of weeks of regular use, it seems to be working well.

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