Cayenne pepper

Other Names:

African Pepper, Bird Pepper, Chili Pepper, Goat's Pod, Mexican Chillies, Paprika, Red Pepper, Tabasco Pepper, Zanzibar Pepper


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Cayenne Pepper

Capsicum frutescens

Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens) is a species of chili pepper that is native to South and Central America. Today, it is grown in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide, and a commonly used spice used for flavor in many ethnic cuisines.

The Chemistry of Chili Pepper Infographic by
The Chemistry of Chili Pepper Infographic by
The main chemical component in C. frutescens is capsaicin, which found in large quantities in the seeds and fruit. C. frutescens also contains high levels of Vitamin C.

Egg Quality
Supplementing your laying hen's diet with 0.8% red pepper powder (C. frutescens) for 14 days is shown to increase egg weight and improve the color of the yolk.


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