What is it about ?
Cayenne pepper, also called rabid pepper, is between 30,000 and 50,000 on the scale of Scoville, which measures the strength of peppers. It is one of the hot peppers and bears the nickname of devil’s pepper. Originally from South Americas, Cayenne powder is sold here in an airtight and resealable bag in order to best preserve its flavors. To obtain this red-orange powder, the fruit of the capsicum frutescence is dried and then very finely ground. Cayenne pepper has a fruity and subtly smoky scent as well as a burning aroma that makes it gives a good length in the mouth. It is the flagship ingredient in Tabasco sauce and is widely used in South America.
How to use cayenne pepper powder in cooking ?
Cayenne pepper is the perfect ingredient to spice up dishes. It goes with all dishes from the moment you like the spiciness: olive oil, pie, soups, soups, sauces, dishes of vegetables, meat, fish, eggs … By using it with care and sparingly, it will pleasantly spice up your dishes without affecting the taste. It goes into the composition of hot recipes such as Chili con Carne, the devil’s pot, the Sambal Oelek or even Tabasco sauce. Ideal to accompany meat and nuts, cayenne pepper powder is also very appreciated in chocolate preparations.
The virtues of cayenne
The properties of cayenne pepper are similar to those of other peppers. Rich in vitamins C, B6, K, A, E in folic acid and potassium, it is an excellent source of antioxidants. Cayenne pepper is a natural energizer and is effective against colds, flu, nervous system pains and lung ailments.