Also known as ‘Bird Pepper”. Center of origin-the Cayenne Region of French Guiana, now Grown largely in Mexico & USA.
Heat Scale: 8-9 out of 10 Scoville Unit: 30,000–50,000 Flavor : Hot, pungent and biting
The cayenne pepper were used by Native Americans as both food and medicine for at least 9,000 years. Cayenne is a popular spice in a variety of cuisines. Very small amount of cayenne pepper typically consumed in a serving. It delivers a clean pure heat without a dominating or distinguishing flavor of the dish.
Some research suggests that cayenne pepper may be used as oral remedy for stomach problems, circulatory problems, and support a healthy energy balance by suppressing appetite. Cayenne pepper is also claimed to be an aphrodisiac because it contains capsaicin.