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Cayenne Pepper Powder


Hot and fiery!

Our Cayenne Pepper Powder has a smoky, fruity and sweet note with a hot kick. Simply use wherever you want to add a touch of heat to a dish. It combines well with almost all other spices and is found in recipes ranging from rice dishes and stews, through to chutneys and topping on humous. Some use it to spice-up their Ketchup, sprinkle on soups and even to garnish salads. Or you can add straight to frying onions as the base for anything from tomato sauce to pasta with broccoli.


INGREDIENTS: Cayenne Pepper


  • Pain Relief: Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, the compound responsible for its spicy heat. Capsaicin has been shown to have pain-relieving properties when applied topically. It works by desensitizing nerve endings, which can help alleviate pain associated with conditions such as arthritis, muscle soreness, and neuropathy.
  • Improved Circulation: Capsaicin in cayenne pepper has vasodilatory effects, meaning it can help widen blood vessels and improve blood circulation. This may have benefits for cardiovascular health by promoting healthy blood flow and reducing the risk of conditions like hypertension and atherosclerosis.
  • Digestive Health: Cayenne pepper has traditionally been used to support digestive health. It stimulates the production of gastric juices and enzymes, which aids in digestion and may help prevent digestive issues such as indigestion, bloating, and gas. Additionally, capsaicin may have gastroprotective effects, potentially reducing the risk of gastric ulcers.
  • Metabolism Boost: Some studies suggest that cayenne pepper may have a thermogenic effect, meaning it can temporarily increase metabolism and calorie expenditure. This may aid in weight management by promoting fat burning and reducing appetite. Including cayenne pepper powder in meals or consuming it as a supplement may help support a healthy metabolism.