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Cayenne pepper


Cayenne pepper

Ingredients: Cayenne pepper

A hot chili pepper. Used either whole or ground, it tastes spicy and smoky.

Bolivia and southern Brazil (though the name comes from the Cayenne region of French Guiana).

After the seeds were brought to Europe, they became popular in Portuguese colonies in Asia, India, and Africa. Today, these peppers are grown all over the world.

Archaeologists believe that cayenne pepper may have been first domesticated around 6,100 years ago.

“Capsicum annuum L.” from Kew Science Plants of the World Online 316944-2 

“Cayenne Pepper” from The Epicentre 

“Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper” from WebMD

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