35,000 SHU ◆◆◆◆◇◇◇◇◇◇ (moderately hot) • from India

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Regular size = 8 grams (0.28 ounces), approximately 24 tsp (½ cup), the size of a standard spice jar.

When people think of “hot chili”, the cayenne is the world’s standard. Most recipes will call for cayenne when they want heat, but any chili can be used in its place to raise or lower the heat level of a dish. Cayenne is not a single type of chili, but rather closely-related chilis that are selected and blended for cayenne’s distinctive bright orange color, earthy sharp heat, and bracing aroma. Well-balanced to complement most ingredients, just a touch of cayenne will unlock aromas and highlight the balances of sweet and savory flavors in nearly any dish. It is particularly excellent on fish and shellfish, grains and vegetables, and of course meat and poultry. Cayenne is the definitive spice in most American and Asian cuisines, particularly spicy Indian dishes, Cajun cooking, and Tex-Mex recipes.


Additional information

Weight 8 g
Dimensions 1 × 2.5 × 4 in

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