Our favorite chile, the cayenne pepper, is one of the most popular peppers used in the Western hemisphere. Measuring between 30,000-50,000 scoville heat units, the cayenne pepper is featured in our favorite sauce, Gator Hammock Hot Gator Sauce

The name of the pepper is taken from the city of Cayenne in French Guinea, from where the pepper originates and where its first documented uses were found. The cayenne pepper is a thin chili pepper, green to red in color, about 2 to 5 inches long and is very popular in a variety of spicy dishes and flavorings. Cayenne is great in soups and sauces, on pizzas, in Asian cuisine, as well as on meats and seafood. It also makes a mean medium-spice salsa, and hot sauce aficionados are finding love for cayenne hot sauces like Bayou Butt Burner Hot Sauce

In the Southern United States, fresh Red cayenne chile peppers are a key ingredient in Cajun and Creole cooking and are used to make pepper vinegar and hot sauces like Cajun Power All Purpose Spicy Garlic Sauce These sauces are great for gumbos, jambalayas, chicken, seafood, dirty rice and more. Here’s a great recipe Drake's Jammin' Jambalaya

Red cayenne chile peppers are a good source of vitamins A, C, B, and E, potassium, and calcium. The peppers also contain capsaicin, which is a chemical compound that triggers the brain to feel the sensation of heat or spice and has been shown to boost the immune system, improve blood circulation, stimulate the digestive system, stimulate the circulatory system and contains anti-inflammatory properties.

Cayenne Pepper