Our organic harvested dried cayenne powder spice will make any pizza taste better! Cayenne pepper comes from red, hot chili peppers. It is also known as the African red pepper, American red pepper, Spanish pepper, bird pepper, or Guinea pepper as it is sometimes called in the United Kingdom.
It is also sometimes called by its Latin derivative capsicum. Cayenne pepper comes from the dried pods of chili peppers and is used as a spice for culinary uses as well as alternative health purposes. The herb is named for the capital city of Cayenne in French Guiana, a country on the northern border of Brazil in South America. The word cayenne comes from the Tupi word "kyinha," which literally means "hot pepper."
Cayenne is a cultivar of Capsicum annum and is botanically related to jalapenos, habeneros, bell peppers and many other peppers. The Capsicum genus is in the nightshade or Solanaceae family, which family includes white potatoes, eggplants, bell peppers and tomatoes.
How is cayenne pepper powder made? The peppers or fruit are dried and ground, or pulped and baked into cakes, which are then finely ground and then sifted to make the powdered spice. This powdered spice is well known to cooks and chefs the world over but its true value lie in its medicinal properties. Indeed, it is one of the best-kept health secrets of the modern world.
For a simple, yet impressive sauce, add 1 teaspoon Florida Herb House dried oregano, 1/4 teaspoon Florida Herb House dried basil, a few pinches Florida Herb House dried thyme and a bit of crushed red peppers. Mix together in one can of quality tomato sauce - organic will taste best. If you need more than one can then simply multiply the herbs by number of cans of sauce used (e.g., 4 Cans of Sauce Would Require 4 Teaspoons Oregano, 1 Teaspoon Basil & 1 Dozen or so Pinches of Thyme).