Cayenne Chile Chili Pepper Powder, Organic
CAYENNE CHILE POWDER
- A product of Mortar and Petal by CynCraft
- Organic, Kosher, Fair Trade
- Uses: Culinary, Ritual
Chile Pepper, or Capsicum annuum, is also known as Cayenne, Hot Pepper, Chili Pepper, Chiles, Chilies, and Chillies.
Chiles, the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, are members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae.
Chile is the Aztec name for Capsicum annuum. It has been used by Native Americans for over 9000 years. The Capsicum family includes bell peppers, red peppers, paprika, and pimento, but the most famous members of the family are the cayenne and chile.
This Cayenne Chile Powder registers at 35,000 H.U., which is pretty hot (quite a bit hotter than the jalapeno)! When handling hot peppers/powder, wear gloves, and avoid touching your eyes or any mucous membranes (Ouch!). If you do burn yourself, rinse with super hot water, and then coat with sour cream or yogurt (personal experience).