What is cayenne pepper?
Cayenne peppers are long, skinny peppers with a glossy, cherry-red hue. Officially known as Capsicum annum, these pungent peppers are members of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, along with their distant cousins, potatoes, eggplants and tomatoes. Cayenne peppers are thought to have originated in South America, but their easygoing spice has made them a popular addition to cuisines around the world.
Cayenne peppers have a hot-but-not-too-hot level of kick. If you’re a spicy food fan, you might be familiar with the Scoville scale. This scale measures the heat of a chili pepper, from unspicy bell peppers at one end to burn-your-face-off ghost peppers and Carolina reapers at the other.
A jalapeño pepper packs about 5,000 Scoville Heat Units, while a cayenne pepper is more like 30,000 to 50,000. “Cayenne peppers are quite a bit hotter than a jalapeño,” Supan says. “Most people wouldn’t go around snacking on raw cayenne peppers.”
Luckily, you can reap the many benefits of cayenne peppers without eating them like apples. Whether you cook with fresh peppers or sprinkle dried and powdered cayenne pepper into your meals, there are good reasons to embrace this special spice.
Cayenne pepper is a popular spice used in many dishes around the world. However, its benefits go beyond its fiery taste. Here are the top 5 benefits of cayenne pepper:
1. Pain Relief
Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, which is known to relieve pain. It is commonly used as a natural remedy for headaches and migraines.
2. Improved Digestion
Cayenne pepper stimulates the production of digestive enzymes, which can help improve digestion. It can also help prevent constipation and other digestive issues.
3. Boosts Metabolism
Cayenne pepper contains compounds that can increase metabolism and aid in weight loss. It is often used in weight loss supplements for this reason.
4. Anti-inflammatory Properties
The capsaicin in cayenne pepper has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the body. This can be beneficial for those with conditions such as arthritis.
5. Improved Circulation
Cayenne pepper can help improve blood flow and circulation. It is often used to treat conditions such as poor circulation and high blood pressure.
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We don't cut it with any sweet fruit juices. We add freshly squeezed lemons, Cayenne pepper, and a touch of Black Pepper for absorption. Drink up!
Spice level Moderate to High | Citrus, Spice
Ginger, Lemons, Black Pepper, cayenne pepper
WHEN TO DRINK
Early Morning to Midday