Hot Cayenne Pepper – Steenbergs
This hot cayenne pepper is a pure organic chilli product with a chilli heat in the range of 130,000 – 150,000 Scoville Heat Units, or 9/10. Steenbergs hot organic cayenne pepper has a powerful kick that will enliven any dish but also hidden in there there are subtle flavour enhancing qualities. This 55g glass jar of organic hot cayenne pepper comes from either from India or Uganda.
Cayenne was traditionally a cultivar of Capsicum frutescens, a lesser species of chilli pepper from Cayenne in French Guiana. Steenbergs use a hot and spicy Capsicum frutescens L. which usually comes from Uganda and it has common names like chilli pili pili, bird pepper or bird’s eye chilli. It is hot pepper and its heat is unpredictable so varies from season to season. Capsicum frutescens is a herb or small shrub with oval leaves and firm woody stems growing to 1 metre high (3ft). They are usually grown as annuals as the yield of chilli fruits diminishes after the first year. The chilli pod is a many seeded red-orange berry with a shiny skin that can come in a wide variety of shapes, colours, thickness and spicy heat and this cayenne pepper is from smaller fruits that are 1½ – 3½cm long and ½ – 1¼cm wide.