Cayenne Pepper Powder
90,000 Heat Units
Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum var. annuum
Are you looking to make a “spicy a-meat-a-ball”? Then Cayenne Pepper is the powder for you. But, did you know this flavorful little herb also offers an array of health benefits? It’s true! From being rich in Vitamins A, C and B-complex, it’s also packed full of potassium and calcium. Plus, it’s known to be a metabolic enhancer that assists the body in the absorption of vital nutrients. So, now you can feel a little less guilty the next time you order your pizza with a little extra zing.
Best when used within a total-body elixir, we believe Cayenne Pepper Powder should be a staple in any kitchen. Not only because it has so much nutrition to offer, but also because it can add the right amount of heat to just about any dish—even chocolate!
Cayenne Pepper Powder contains a chemical substance known as, capsaicin. Not only does this provide its signature heat, but it’s also shown to stimulate the body’s pain response in order to relieve headache and migraine symptoms. It does this by depleting nerve fibers of substance P (commonly known as the pain chemical), which reduces overall awareness and perception of this type of pain.
Weight Loss Support
A natural metabolic booster, Cayenne Pepper Powder can aid in proper weight loss efforts thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. The body benefits through the spice’s ability to ease symptoms of bloating from food allergies and sensitivities, while it also reduces food cravings and stimulates the conversion of excess fat into energy.
Perhaps its most well-known benefit, Cayenne Pepper Powder assists the digestive system by increasing the production of saliva. This process heightens the flow of the enzymes our stomachs need to properly metabolize food, remove toxins, and utilize vitamins, minerals, and other substances.
An excellent source of vitamin A, as well as a good source of potassium, manganese, and vitamins E, C, B6, and K, Cayenne Pepper Powder (90,000 heat units) holds a number of healthful benefits for the body. It offers detox support in the circulatory system by regulating blood sugar and expanding the capillaries to improve blood flow. It encourages fibrinolytic activity to prevent blood clots and minimize the risk of heart attack. And it can help combat irritations, both internally and externally.
A flavorful topping for a wide array of dishes and desserts, Cayenne Pepper Powder can also be taken to help improve digestion.
- If consuming for this purpose, mix 30 - 120mg into any meal or beverage preparation, up to 3 times per day.
- We highly recommend blending it with lemon, water, and honey as a refreshing tonic.
- Or kick up the spice level of any dish by placing a few pinches on top.
Also known as the Guinea Spice, Cayenne Pepper is a cultivar of Capsicum annum and a close cousin to bell peppers, jalapenos, and paprika. A staple of Korean, Sichuan and other Asian cuisines, it can be found in many forms throughout the culinary world. First introduced into western Europe in 1548, by way of India, it quickly became a common remedy amongst local folk medicine practitioners. In other parts of the world, such as Greece, Italy, and Russia, it was also steeped in Vodka to create a well-perceived tonic. Up until the late 1950s, it was even considered an official remedy by both the United States and British pharmacopeias. Today, it can be found in an endless number of sauces, spice blends, beverages, and dishes. And its popularity continues to grow as “artisan” hot sauces continue to push its capabilities, while more and more individuals pursue its potential health benefits.
If stored correctly, our Cayenne Pepper (90,000 heat units) Powder has a shelf life of up to 2 years. To maintain its freshness, it is recommended to always reseal the bag after opening it and removing as much air from the bag as possible. Store in room temperature, away from any heat source or sunlight.
Disclaimer: For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.