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Is bland food knocking on your door? Do yourself a favor and splash on the flavor of a cayenne hot sauce available at Cosmic Chile. It's great on... well, just about anything!

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne PepperCommon Name: Cayenne

Species: Capsicum annuum

Size: Generally 2 to 5 inches long, 1/2 to 1 inch wide

Shape: Long and slender, tapering to a point

Color: Red

Scoville Scale: 30,000 to 50,000

Also Known As: Finger pepper, ginnie pepper, Indian pepper

Grown In: Mexico, Asia, and Africa, New Mexico and Louisiana

Commonly Used In: Usually powdered as a seasoning, also Louisiana-style hot sauces.

Pepper Facts: The word "cayenne" most likely comes from French Guiana, where the capital is Cayenne. Portuguese traders carried the variety around the world, with evidence of its cultivation in home gardens beginning in 1771. Cayenne is well known for its health benefits. It was referred to in 1652 by Nicholas Culpepper as "violent" fruit, useful in many ways, from digestion to improving the sight. It is also widely available today in powdered form to ingest as capsules.
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