Cayenne pepper



Nutrition Information*
Serving size: 1 tsp (1.8g)
Based on a 2000 calorie diet

DV %

0.3
--
0.3
2
0.5
0
0.4
0


Calories: 5.7
Total Sugars: 0.2g
Carb.: 1g
Fiber: 0.5g
Total Fats: 0.3g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 0.2g
Sodium: 0.5mg
*Data provided by USDA

Also called red pepper, an enlongated, tapering hot pepper belonging to the Capsicum genus. Often used as a condiment, dried and/or crushed. Many recipes refer to this when calling for crushed red pepper.


Cayenne pepper is often found in recipes that also contain cumin, paprika, garlic, thyme, salt and oregano


Substitution for 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper:

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper sauce

Note: Substitutions are a suggestion only and may not work well with all recipes. Use your best judgment!