Red pepper can refer to any variety of pepper that is red, whereas cayenne pepper is a specific type of red chile pepper. Crushed red pepper, commonly sold as a spice, is generally a blend of dried red bell peppers, cayenne, and ancho peppers.Continue Reading
Cayenne pepper originated in the Cayenne region of French Guiana in South America. It has a distinct, slightly smoky flavor and a moderate spiciness compared to other chile peppers.
Bell peppers are relatively mild, while poblano chiles (called anchos when dried) are spicier. The seeds in crushed red pepper are often thought to give it extra spice, but it is the veins in the flesh of the pepper that have the most kick.Learn more about Herbs & Spices
Some chili pepper names or varieties include jalapeno (Capsicum annuum), tabasco (Capsicum frutescens), cayenne (Capsicum baccatum), Scotch bonnet (Capsicum chinense) and habanero (Capsicum chinense Jacquin). There are many other names given to specially bred versions of chili, as well as to preparations, such as the smoked jalapeno, which is called chipotle.Full Answer >
To make seasoned salt at home, place 1 tablespoon of salt into a mortar, stir in 1 tablespoon each of coriander, chili powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper, and use a pestle to grind the spices together. Pour the mixture into a small, airtight container.Full Answer >
Some common culinary herbs and spices include basil, dill, rosemary, cayenne pepper and oregano. These seasonings are used in a range of dishes, including meats, vegetables, salads, soups and sauces.Full Answer >
Dandelion, cayenne pepper, garcinia cambodia, gymnema sylvestre and psyllium are herbs linked to weight loss, according to Active.com. Other herbs include green tea and seaweed, claims About.com.Full Answer >