To create our smoked cayenne powder, Capsicum annuum peppers are smoked over a blend of seven different hardwoods. This cayenne pepper powder provides both spicy heat and a pungent smoke flavor. Try our organic, fair trade smoked cayenne powder as a substitute for regular cayenne powder when making your next BBQ marinade, stir fry, or homemade hummus.
Chili is the Aztec name for Capsicum annuum which is a member of the nightshade family. It has been used as a food by Native Americans for over 9000 years. The Capsicum family includes bell peppers, red peppers, paprika, and pimento, but the most famous spicy members of the family are cayenne and chile. The tasty hot peppers have long been used in many of the world's cuisines, but their greatest use in health comes from, surprisingly, conventional medicine.
Our smoked cayenne powder is typically between 20,000 – 40,000 HU and considered moderately to highly pungent. The pungency of a chili pepper has historically been measured using the Scoville scale, which assigns heat units (SHU or HU) using a subjective assessment to determine the concentration of capsaicin in a pepper. Capsaicin is an active component of chili peppers, responsible for the warming and occasional burning sensations felt. Developed by American pharmacist, Wilbur Scoville, the Scoville scale remains the most common way of classifying the heat of a pepper, although modern, lab-based testing methods are now being used.
Precautions Excessive use may cause gastrointestinal irritation. Not to be exposed to broken skin or eyes. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.