Sign In / Sign Up

Hail to the heat.

Cayenne Pepper
(Capsicum annuum)
Cayenne Pepper, Ground

Chile peppers are grown across the world, on every continent. But the amount of heat they have depends on the variety of pepper and the climate they’re grown in.

We source our cayenne pepper from India, where the climate gives the chiles a rich flavor and a strong heat. This in turn gives our Spice Islands® cayenne pepper a bold, pungent flavor that leaves a pleasantly biting heat on your tongue.

Dishes containing chile peppers often get hotter as the flavors blend, so make sure you spice up your recipes in moderation.

Fun Fact: Cayenne peppers are named for a town in French Guinea along the coast of South America, which was famous for cultivating the spice.

Additional Content


Cook Once, Feast All Season Long
Cook Once, Feast All Season Long
A smart cook knows holiday leftovers are lifesavers on the day after the feast, but a true kitchen genius has an eye on new and exciting dinners through the new year.
A Friendsgiving Menu Made for Sharing
A Friendsgiving Menu Made for Sharing
Everyone is eager to see the family for Thanksgiving, but a lot of us like to extend the festivities to our close friends—thus, Friendsgiving was born.
A World of Tacos
A World of Tacos
We’ve taken the humble taco and reimagined what taco night could be by inspiring authentic and flavorful meals.