What is cayenne pepper?

Answer Cayenne pepper is a spicy ingredient found in Mexican and South American foods. This fiery, pungent powder is ground from various varieties of peppers to raise the heat index in many meals, also in... Read More »

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What is the difference between cayenne pepper&red pepper?

The cayenne pepper is the red ripe fruit of the capsicum plant, according to the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary. In its powdered form, it is called red pepper.Other names of the cayenne pe... Read More »

Is cayenne pepper the same as chili pepper?

Chili pepper is the general name given to the peppers of the capsicum plant family. Therefore cayenne pepper, which is a red, hot capsicum, is a type of chili pepper. Ground cayenne pepper is used ... Read More »

Can you substitute cayenne pepper for chili pepper?

Cayenne pepper is a type of chili pepper. Whether it can be substituted for another chili pepper depends on the pepper a recipe originally calls for. For example, cayenne can be used instead of cas... Read More »

Is cayenne pepper the same as ground red pepper?

Both ground red pepper and cayenne pepper come from the same pepper fruit. Generally, the spice is called "cayenne pepper" when it is ground into a fine powder, and it's called "red pepper" when it... Read More »