Cayenne Pepper Products
Believed to be one of the world's oldest cultivated crops, Capiscums are native to the Americas where they have been consumed for their fiery spiciness and health benefits for millennia. When the Aztecs were invaded by the conquistadors it was discovered they were mixing Cayenne with Cacao as an exclusive regal treat - also known as Montezuma's revenge! Nowadays it is believed that the hot chilli pepper actually potentiates the healing and magical qualities of Cacao.
Cayenne peppers are a group of tapering, 10 to 25 cm long, generally skinny, mostly red-coloured peppers, that often have a curved tip and somewhat rippled skin. They hang from the bush as opposed to growing upright and most varieties are generally rated at 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville units. The Scoville scale is a measurement of the pungency (spiciness or "heat") of chilli peppers and other spicy foods, as recorded in Scoville Heat Units (SHU) based on the concentration of capsaicinoids, among which capsaicin is the predominant component.