The cayenne pepper is a type of Capsicum annuum. It is usually a moderately hot chili pepper used to flavor dishes.

 

What cayenne pepper does to your body?

The capsaicin in cayenne peppers has metabolism-boosting properties. It helps increase the amount of heat your body produces, making you burn more calories per day ( 2 ). It does this through a process called diet-induced thermogenesis, which causes an increase in your metabolism

 

Can Cayenne Pepper help you lose weight? 

Cayenne pepper is a natural herb that may help you lose weight. This red pepper may curb your appetite, speed up your metabolism, and help you burn calories.

 

Is Cayenne Pepper good for your immune system? 

In addition to its potent immune-boosting nutritional composition, the spice is also an excellent source of beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant. Whatever you decide to use it for, cayenne pepper can be a staple for boosting your health and immunity.

 

What is difference between cayenne pepper and chili powder?

Ground cayenne pepper is eight times hotter than chili powder. If your recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of chili powder and you use 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper, you won't make that mistake twice as cayenne pepper is pure heat. Your dish will be blazing hot but lack the other flavors provided by chili powder.

 

How spicy is cayenne pepper? Cayenne pepper is relatively mild compared to the world's hottest chili. It is a medium hot chili with a Scoville rating of 30,000 to 50,000 heat units, nestled between serrano peppers and the Thai pepper. When using jalapeño as a reference point, it is about 12 times hotter.

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  • Sow the seeds in light, well-drained soil medium and keep in a sunny location at a temperature of at least 60 F. (16 C.) until the seeds sprout in 16-20 days.

    70-DAYS: The color should be a vibrant red and the pods will be anywhere from 2 to 5 inches long. You can pick your cayenne peppers when they are green, though the flavor will be somewhat grassy and the heat not so intense. The pods usually ripen in 70 days.

    Seeds harvested from our Unique Creek Homestead gardens on August 16th, 2020 

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