Powder comes from red hot chili peppers. Cayenne pepper has a deceptively mild aroma, yet has a hot and fiery taste. When using cayenne pepper in cooking, it must be used sparingly. Cayenne pepper has great health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, reducing joints pain, improve your immune system, etc. Cayenne pepper is used in Mexican cuisine, found in a great number of curries and in other Indian dishes, Cajun cuisine. So where to use? The answer is: everywhere: fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, burritos or any other type of Mexican main dish; chicken, fish, breadcrumbs mixtures, eggs, salads, chocolates, vegetables, etc.
In European cooking, cayenne pepper is often added to cheese or egg dishes for a hint exotic spice.« Back to Glossary Index