Frieda's Specialty Produce - Cayenne Peppers

Overview

What is a Cayenne pepper?

  • These are red pods that can grow from 4 to 12 inches long. Dried Cayenne Pepper is also available but not in great volume. It is traditionally used to make cayenne chile powder, a powerfully hot seasoning used in Latin and Creole or Cajun cooking. Heat is 7-8 out of 10 on the Scoville heat scale.

How to Eat

  • Chop into stews, salsas and sauces.

Health Benefits

  • Excellent source of vitamin A.

How to Choose

  • Choose chiles with smooth, firm, unblemished flesh.

How to Store

  • Store refrigerated, unwrapped up to 2 weeks.

Recipes