Cayenne Pepper

By:Brittiny Wills

Origin

The cayenne pepper, also known as the Guinea spice is used in mainly spicy dishes. However there are some cake and chocolate recipes where it is added for a different flavor.
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Botanical Information

Cayenne is a spice also commonly known as Capsicum Annuum, and we use both fresh and the dried, ground version of it when cooking.
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Recipes:

Common recipes with Cayenne Pepper are Mexican and Cajun. However we can use cayenne in a variety of dishes.

Chocolate Chili Cake: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/daisy-martinez/chocolate-chile-cake-recipe.html


Cajun Chicken Pasta: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/cajun-chicken-pasta/


Brownies: http://www.thespicehouse.com/recipes/bebos-over-the-top-brownies

Health Benefits

~Anti-Cold and Flu Agent

~Digestive Aid

~Supports Weightloss

~Promotes Heart Health