Cayenne pepper adds heat, flavor and a bright red color to Mexican dishes, Cajun food or any meal you want to add some extra warmth and flavor to. Cayenne is also used in a variety of Asian and Indian dishes including Sichuan cuisine. Some people even use it as a medicinal herb.
Cayenne pepper is also known as Guinea spice, red hot chili pepper, cow-horn pepper or simply red pepper. The Cayenne pepper is named after the city of Cayenne which is the capital of French Guiana. It is gaining popularity for its heat, great flavor and many beneficial properties. Cayenne is very spicy, it is rated around 30,000 to 50,000 units on the Scoville scale.