It is usually a moderately hot chili pepper used to flavor dishes.
The fruits are generally dried and ground to make the powdered spice of the same name, although cayenne powder may be a blend of different types of peppers, quite often not containing cayenne peppers, and may or may not contain the seeds.
Cayenne is used in cooking spicy dishes either as a powder or in its whole form. It is also used as a herbal supplement.
|Avg Qty Per 50g||Avg Qty Per 100g|
|Energy||666 kJ||1331 kJ|
|Protein||6.0 g||12.0 g|
|Fat Total||8.7 g||17.3 g|
|- Saturated||1.7 g||3.3 g|
|Carbohydrates||28.3 g||56.6 g|
|- Sugars||5.2 g||10.3 g|
|Sodium||15 mg||30 mg|
|Colour||Red to brownish red.|
|Flavour||Hot and pungent.|
|Odour||Typical of product, free from any musty or other objectionable odours or taints.|
|Ash||8.0% maximum Total
Ash 1.0% maximum Acid Insoluble Ash
|Bulk Index||110 - 140g / 250ml|
|Particle Size||25% maximum retained on 850um|
|Scoville Heat Units||30,000 - 45,000|
|Water Activity||0.69 maximum|
|Extraneous Matter||0.1% w/w maximum